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139 tion applicable to the wants of the day would not do good.
No. 1. Savoury Rice.-Put one pound of rice into three quarts of boiling water, let it remain for twenty minutes, then skim the water, and add one ounce of hog's lard and a little salt or allspice ; let it simmer gently over the fire, closely covered, for one hour and a quarter, when it will be fit for use. If it is to be kept it should be set by in an earthen pan, covered with a wooden cover. It will produce rather more than eight pounds of savoury rice, which, if the rice is purchased at a moderate price, will not cost quite three farthings a pound.
No. 2. Baked Rice Pudding.–Put half a pound of rice into three quarts of skim milk, and add two ounces of treacle, or a little pepper and salt, and bake it; it will make nearly four pounds of pudding, and will cost about a penny a pound.
N. B. If East India rice is used, it should be previously soaked for a few hours in water, or in milk and water.
No.3. Boiled Rice Pudding.–Boil a pound of rice in a pudding bag, tied so loosely as to be capable of holding five times the quantity. It will produce five pounds of solid pudding, and may be eaten with treacle. It will cost about three farthings a pound.
No. 4. Maccaroni Rice.-Put a pound of rice in five pints of cold water, and boil it gently for two hours, by which time it will be of the consistence of thick paste, then add two pints of skim milk and two ounces of strong Cheshire cheese, grated pretty fine, and a little pepper and salt, and boil the whole very gently for another hour. It will produce nine pounds of maccaroni rice, and will cost not quite three farthings a pound.
No. 5. Rice and Barley Porridge.-Put one pound of rice and one pound of Scotch barley into two gallons of water, and boil them very gently for four hours, over a close fire, then add four ounces of treacle and one ounce of salt, and let the whole simmer for half an hour more. It will produce sixteen pounds in weight, and will.cost rather more than a halfpenny a pound. . No. 6. Sweet Rice.-Put a pound of rice into five pints of cold water and boil it gently for two hours, by which time it will become of the consistence of thick paste, then add two pints of skim milk, and four ounces of treacle, and boil the whole very gently for another hour; it will produce nine pounds of sweet rice pudding,—will cost rather more than a halfpenny a pound.
These are recommended to the consideration of the Cottager. Where no milk is to be had, the recipes Nos. 1, 3, and 5, are recommended; where there is plenty of milk, the recipe No. 2; and where there is a little skim milk to be obtained, the cottager is recommended to try the recipes, Nos. 4 and 6.-By means of these recipes those of the poorer classes, who earn but a few shillings a week, are able to be furnished daily with a cheap, good, and wholesome meal, both for themselves and their families.
(From the Morning Post)
ON THE HAPPINESS OF HEAVEN.
(Continued from p. 24, Vol. X.) AMONGST whom are your favourite companions-your chosen friends ? Are they of the number of those who fear God? or are they, if not among the scoffers, the openly ungodly, and profane, at least guilty of being careless about religion? Can you find your chief pleasure in such society? Then what will you do in heaven? for “ there shall in no wise enter any thing that defileth.” Those that have neglected the worship and service of God here, shall never be admitted hereafter into the blissful presence of Him who “ cannot look upon evil,” but with the utmost hatred, and “is On the Happiness of Heaven. 141 of purer eyes than to behold iniquity;" there will be found only the blessed patriarchs, apostles, saints, and martyrs, with all who, like them, have by Divine Grace “chosen the good part;" and in every age, lived and died in the fear of God, and the faith of Christ, men whom now, perhaps, in your wanton mirth, you ridicule and despise.“ Take heed, that ye deceive not your own selves.”
It is expressly asserted, in the word of truth, that “ without holiness no man shall see the Lord;" therefore, it is certain, that the characters I have described, remaining as they are, never could be admitted into heaven. But, supposing they could, I hope I have said enough to convince you, that they would be miserable even there ; and I press this point, because I sadly fear that many of you rest with a confused hope in the mercy of God, that all shall be “ peace at last," without taking diligent heed, as to “ what manner of persons ye ought to be in all holy conversation and godliness.” Perhaps you are comforting yourselves with the vain hope that hereafter your affections, desires, and dispositions, will be changed,--but listen not to the miserable delusion ; remember,
“Man departs to heaven or hell
Fix'd in the state wherein he dies.” The change from sin to godliness must take place upon earth. If here you are not“ renewed in the spirit of your mind,” you never will be hereafter. If, in this world, you are not in some degree made like unto Christ“ in righteousness and true holiness,” you will never be raised up in his image. It is true, this “body of sin’ shall never be “ destroyed” in any of us till death. The best of Christians will ever have reason to lament with St. Paul, that when they would do good, evil is present with them;"_" that the good they would, they do not, and the evil which they would not, that they do.” So far from counting themselves “ to have attained, or to be already perfect,” they
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lament how grievously they fall short, in all they do, of his pattern, whom they desire to follow : they mourn, that they are so soon weary in their religious duties, and so often, alas! cold and distracted in them. Yet still they “ delight in the law of God after the inward man,"—they do find real pleasure in prayer and praise : the work of grace is begun in their souls, though it be not yet perfected. What was once their burden is now their joy: they do, from their hearts, “ call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable ;' and they experience, “ the ways of wisdom to be," indeed “ ways of pleasantness," and the “ service" of God is to them 6 perfect freedom.”—Though kind and good to all, yet their chosen friends will be among those only who love and serve God, with whom they may hope to dwell for ever and ever.
That man, then, who never feels any true delight in prayer, in praise, in reading or meditation upon the word of God, to whom the Sabbath is indeed either a “ weariness,” or spent in the pursuit of worldly pleasures, surely cannot be in a fit state to enjoy the happiness of heaven:-and such is the natural heart of man born into this world, having " that carnal mind which is enmity against God.”—And if any of you, while reading this, should hear the faithful voice of conscience saying to you, “ Thou art the man,” listen to its friendly reproof, and without delay, humbly and diligently implore the aid of that Holy Spirit, which can alone change our hearts, and make us meet to be “ partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light,” and which, for our encouragement, be it remembered, God hath promised to give to all who ask him.
In your sickness, and affliction, and pain, do you now feel that heaven would not be happiness to you? Instead then of impatiently murmuring under your sufferings, bless God that He hath not taken you out of this world while you were so ill prepared for another. Pray, that his gracious design may be fulfilled in you;
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Selections from different Authors. 143 for we are told (in Heb. xii. 10.) that “ he chastens us for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.” “ He doth not willingly afflict, nor grieve the children of men, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness.” Resign yourselves wholly unto his will ; pray that though the “ outward man” may suffer or decay, yet that the “ inner man," may by his grace,“ be renewed day by day.” So shali you learn to say with David, “ It is good for me that I have been afflicted,” and shall know with St. Paul, “that the sufferings of this present time, are not to be compared with the eternal weight of glory," purchased for you, by the “ Captain of your salvation,” who was made perfect through sufferings. S. L. A.
SELECTIONS FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORS.
BEHOLD !—This word doth not always note some strange thing, but likewise sometimes pointeth out some special thing worthy to be marked, and which ought to be learnt by all men. Behold! It is a word of comfort, and imparts much good to the hearers ; 'tis like a beacon set on fire upon a hill, that gives warning to all that behold it to look about them,-it is a word of consolation; for the angels said, “Behold! fear not; for I bring you glad tidings of peace.”—“BEHOLD! this is a day of great joy to all people.”— Samuel Smith.
I own, with joy, I find Christ's religion more to be loved the more I get acquainted with it.—Count Struensee.
Whoever is wise is humble, and is apt to be diffident of himself; and upon that account is willing to “ hearken unto counsel,"_but the foolish man, being full of himself, and swallowed up in conceit, will seldom take any counsel but his own.-Dr. J. Balguy.