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for the purpose of presenting her example in some points to our readers that we have thus introduced her to their notice.

As soon as she had “ tasted that the Lord is gracious," she desired to impart to others the mercies of which she had been made partaker.

Her first attempt was to establish a Sundayschool for some poor children amongst the sandhills (she lived by the sea), but some rude boys drove her scholars away. Her father allowed her then the use of a small work-shop, in which they began to keep school every Sunday after

It was a small place, had no window, the earth for its floor, the forms and seats consisted chiefly of pieces of wreck. There they assembled between twenty and thirty children.

Once a fortnight she went to each house with religious tracts, and tried to persuade some of her neighbours to attend the house of God.

The desire to promote the knowledge of her Saviour amongst his ancient people was markable. “She was very clever with her needle, and this talent was also offered to God. She had a box given to her that she might try to collect something for the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews and though Haverigg was one of the most unlikely places in the world for such a purpose, yet the first year she had rather more than twenty shillings in it, and the second year she had nearly thirty. Much of this was the product of her own industry. Her mother allowed her to work either half an hour or an hour in the evenings for ber box, and she made pretty and useful things. Great was her joy when she met with a purchaser. This was a rare event at Haverigo




and as a specimen of her energy of character, Í must just mention a very pleasing fact. Though far from strong, she set out one day with her little stores, and walked twenty miles to try to dispose of them. She sold six shillings' worth, and I doubt not thought herself amply recompensed, though she was exceedingly fatigued. I cannot but firmly believe that she brought down a blessing upon her own soul by these efforts for the good of God's ancient people, still beloved for their fatbers' sake, for the promise—the sure promise-still stands fast, that they who pray for the peace of Jerusalem shall prosper. Reader, do you pray for it? Do you

do thing to help to send the light of the glorious Gospel to the lost sheep of the house of Israel ? If not, why is it? Oh, search the Scriptures and see how God has always blessed and prospered those who have shewn kindness to them. Search and see what blessings are yet in store for that long and heavily-afflicted people, and if you have never yet done anything for their good, hasten as Elizabeth did ; like her do what you can." Hers was no temporary excitement, no activity called forth by touching statements, too often soon for. gotten. The word of God was her guide. once, and only once, had the privilege of attending a Jewish Meeting. Mr. Fremantle was deputed by the Parent Society to speak on that occasion. Her delight was very great. It was the first and last Meeting she had ever attended.".

The end of this young disciple was peace. We recommend this brief narrative to our readers, and hope they will aid its circulation, that by her example here recorded, Elizabeth Anne Kirby though dead may yet speak.

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We are rejoiced to know that the newly-appointed Bishop of our Church for Jerusalem is deeply interested in behalf of the “ Lost sheep of the house of Israel."

In a letter recently received from his Lordship

he says:


“ How could I be indifferent to the Jews, who more than forty years ago used to shed tears and pray for the conversion of the Jews, when I observed that mother never mentioned the name Jews without adding, Poor Jews--they have no peace and hope, since they rejected and crucified Him who had come to be their Saviour and their King; but still the time will come when they shall hear the Gospel, believe in Jesus, and be saved.'

“One thing I hope I shall never forget, nor cease to consider it as being the chief thing, as far as we are at present concerned—and that is, the plain command of Christ to preach the Gospel to every creature, beginning at Jerusalem ; that is, like the Apostle, giving the preference to the Jews. And this I intend doing with all my might. For before the Jews can be happy they must be converted to Christ individually, just as other men; and the means of converting them, is the Gospel of Christ, the word of the cross.”

THE HOSPITAL erected by the Society for poor sick Jews in Jerusalem has been the means of great blessing to many of them. The rabbies have pronounced their anathemas against all who should enter it, and again and again has it

been forsaken of its poor inmates. They have refused burial in the Jewish burial-ground to one who died therein. The Jews, helped by their brethren in this country, opened a hospital, and had a physician of their own. Every effort has been in vain-the Jews still flock in great num. bers to the hospital opened by British Christians. The Jewish hospital is closed, and our recent letters are more encouraging than any former ones. Dr. Macgowan, the physician, writes in his last letter:

At no previous period have there been so numerous and uninterrupted application for medical relief from the poor sick Jews. The hostility of the rabbies seems to be exhausted ; and no direct and violent measures are resorted to by them for preventing their people availing themselves of the benefits offered to them in the hospital and the dispensary. The applicants for relief are more numerous than ever. In July there were no less than fifty-four patients under treatment in the hospital : the number of outpatients was 500 : the total number of prescriptions dispensed was 1,057. Among the applicants for admission was one who had been foremost among the agents of the rabbies in carrying into execution their measures of open opposition in preventing the patients approaching the doors of the hospital. There was no room, and he, with many others, was necessarily refused admission.”

“The particulars I have just communicated,". says Dr. Macgowan, will be sufficient to show you the feeling entertained by the Jews towards the hospital. That feeling has overborne all the persecution employed to suppress it, and it now begins to manifest itself in the most unequivocal manner. Indeed, it was not in the nature of things that the persevering exhibition of kindness towards the hungry, the sick, and the destitute, in supplying their wants and ministering to their sufferings, should fail to excite in their minds feelings of gratitude and thankfulness, and to remove in a great measure their hereditary prejudices against Christians. These prejudices, as well as the novelty of a hospital in this coun. try, were strong obstacles to the success of our endeavours to gain their confidence and promote their welfare ; but that desirable object has in a great degree been now attained, and the field is now opened for farther and more important exhibitions of Christian benevolence."

The Rev. W. D. Veitch, in his last letter from Jerusalem, writes :

“ The affairs of the Mission appear to be very promising. Ewald is literally overwhelmed with applications for instruction from Jews—in two or three cases whole families have come forward ; and he tells me there are among them two young rabbies of excellent character and good Talmudical attainments, who will, in all probability, apply for admission into the college."

« The church continues to progress rapidly. If another mason or two could have been sent out, it would have been ready for opening at Christmas."

Mr. Ewald reached Jerusalem again on the 11th of July. During his absence but little had been done there, as it regards direct missionary work. No sooner does he resume his labours than he is surrounded by anxious inquirers, and finds many willing listeners to the truths of the Gospel of Christ.

Let us pray that from amongst them many

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