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1. A SCENE IN TIIE SPIRIT WORLD. Translated from

the German of Stilling, by the Editor. - 2. UNDER THE ROSE. . . . . . 3. EIN' FESTE BURG IST UNSER GOTT. (Poetry).

Translated by the Eclitor. . 4. THE CITY OF GOD. By L. II. S. 5. WHAT AN EARNEST BOY DID. By the Editor. 6. THE ORDER OF NATURE IN ITS NORMAL FORM.

Reported by the Editor. - - 7. THE PIEBE FAMILY. By the Editor. 8. A ('HAPTER ON NAMES. 9. A MOTHER'S SACRIFICE. (Poetry). 10. DIFFERENCES OF OPINION. 11. TIE LAUGH OF A CHILD. (Poetry). 12. BOOK NOTICE.



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Rev. H. HARBAUGH, D. D., Editor. THE GUARDIAN enters upon its XIV th volume It has a sufficient bistory io establish its character, and to show its fruits. In its principles, purposes and general spirit, we have no changes to propose The True, the Beautiful, and the Good are unchangeable-error and sin are always the same. It will remain under the editorial management of its founder, Rev. H. HARBargu, D. D, whose name of itself the publishers regard as the most satisfactory guarantee of the high tone and general interest which characterize the family magazine.

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