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101. The Hertfordshire Farmer.


102. Sunday Schools

103. Confessions of a Publican


104. Peter Levison, or the Ruined Minister

105. The Testimony of John Angell James


106. I do not Drink Wine


107. Self-imposed Burdens

108. The Craving of a Drunkard

109. The Poor Orphan Boy,

110. The Loss of Seven Fishermen


Temperance Catechism

112. The Mail Coachman

113. The Reformed Family


114. Licensing Day at Bolton

115. The Stomach of a Drunkard

116, Ragged Schools

117. Delirium Tremens

118. The Fire Escape

119, The Sabbath Morn.

120. Can a Christian keep a Public-House ?

121. The Aged Friend

122. The Village of Newbridge

123. The Mirror of Intemperance

124. Alcohol: what it Does, and what it cannot Do; on the

Nutrition of the Body, and in the Production of Disease ;

by Walter Johnson, M.B.


125. The Barley, Malt, and Beer Question ; by Dr. F. Lees


126. Keep Away from the Public-House .

127. The History of Poor William

128. The Hearer to his Minister


129. Alcohol generates a Tendency to Death ; by Dr. E. Johnson

130. The Merchant's Dream

131. Address to Females

132. History of J. B. Gough


133. Livesey's Malt Liquor Lecture


134. My Mother's Gold Ring

135. The Miraculous Deliverance

136. The Drunkard's Dream

137. Archibald Prentice's Speech on Sanitary and Social Means

to Public Ends

138. The Altered Man


139. The Temperance Love Feast, by T. B. Smithies

140. George, the Australian Emigrant

141. Advice to Soldiers, by Sir C. Napier

142. Medical Opinions for the Aged

143. Smoking and Snuffing; by J. Higginbottom, F.R.C.S. 8

144. Wesleyan Teetotalism

145. The Waste of Food

146. The Man in the Cellar, and the Man without Hands .

147. Evil Spirits-a Poem

148. Manchester Go-a-Heads; by T. B. Smithies

149. Mothers, Doctors, and Nurses; by J. Higginbottom, F.R.C.S. 16

150. Ten Solemn Opinions

151. Paralysis and Apoplexy; a Dialogue between a Medical

Man and his Friend; by J. Higginbottom, F.R.C.S.


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152. Miraculous Deliverance, stitched with the Sinner's Friend' 36

153. The Child's Question

154. A Scene from Life


155. The Christian Sabbath Breaker

156, Reminiscences of a Tavern Parlour


157. Richard Wilkinson, the Railway Labourer .


158. Missionary Facts; or the Dying Testimony of a Great Man 2

159. The Drinker's Song; by George Hood


160. Self-Imposed Burdens; A Speech by G. R. Porter to the

British Association


161. Testimonies of Wesleyan Missionaries


162. A Sermon in a Tavern


163. Wages as affected by Temperance; a Lecture at Pendleton,

by Archibald Prentice

164. Question for Sunday School Teachers .


165. The Drunkard's Death


166. Important Statistics

167. A Word for Myself—Sixteen Years a Teetotaler, by Benja-

min Parsons; and Sixteen Reasons for Teetotalism


168. The Two Apprentices


169. Crime and Pauperism .


170. The Christian Professor

171. The Reformed Skoemaker; or, “I Will if Will”



172. Edward Fisher, the Banker; a Sketch by T. B. Thompson


173. British Wealth


174. The Temperance Reformation as Auxiliary to Evange-

lical Effort


175. An Address to Christian Professors on the Temperance

Reformation; by Samuel Bowly


176. A Voice from the West; an Essay by a Working Man

in Four Chapters


177. But, Why should you sign the Pledge ?

178. The Murderer


179. The Way to Fortune: or, “Better to Work than to Beg'

180. The Battle of Life; by the Rev. T. Spencer, M.A.

181. The Great Nourishment in Gin, ditto

182. Temperance in all Things,



183. Productive Labour and Temperance; by A. Prentice 12

184. The Queen in the Factories; by the Rev. T. Spencer, M.A. 12

185. The Onward Movement; by S. Bowly


186. New Year's Day in Scotland

187. Twenty-Four Reasons for Abstaining from Intoxicating


188. A Happy New Year, by a Mechanic

189. A Manchester Home

190. Encouragement for Poor Orphan Boys

191. Ho! Ye Imperturbable Smokers

192. Springes to Catch Woodcocks

193. The Old Sailor's Speech

194. The Young Soldier

195. Wiser and Better every Day

196. The Experience of Edward Bains, Fifteen Years a Teeto-


197. The Scriptural Claims of Teetotalism; by Newman Hall, B.A.


198. The Value of Education to the Working Classes; by Ed-

ward Baines

199, “Plenty of Corn and Wine';

200. Catalogue





Little did I think of being invited to come from the woods of Hertfordshire to address such a large audience. Neither do I flatter myself that I was invited for any other reason than that God has given me firmness to carry out those principles we have assembled to advocate. I will give you a brief account of my own experience. I was born and bred a farmer, and although not so ruddy and robust as farmers generally are, yet I trust mine is a hand of industry. Eight years ago I was suffering under the same delusion which many are now labouring under, namely, that of taking intoxicating drinks every day, and fancying I could not live without them. I was, in fact, ordered to take it several times a day by the medical man, because I was very delicate; and to give you a proof of my great weakness, I confess I did take it-laughter.) It is true I had heard of teetotalism at that time, but I scarcely knew what it meant; but hearing of a meeting to be held at Hertford, with Sir Culling Eardley Smith in the chair, I thought I would just go and hear what he could say against the drink we thought so good; and on hearing the powerful arguments by the Rev. W. R. Baker, I came away determined to belong to the drinking-classes no longer; and not knowing another teetotaler in the neighbourhood, I had to fight the battle single-handed. Yes, and a far more glorious battle it was than Nelson ever fought, for whereas he was engaged in sending his fellow-creatures unprepared meet their God by wholesale, I was using my little influence in trying to rescue them from the drunkard's grave and the drunkard's hell. Although I strictly adhered to the temperance principle, I did not sign the pledge till three years after, when I had the satisfaction of doing so at a meeting in the village of Watton. Having seen many of my father's men gathering in the harvest with nothing stronger to drink than tea or coffee, and one I particularly remember drinking nothing but water from the limpid stream, I had an opportunity of observing its effects on those who practised the principle of total abstinence, and it was observable that those who were in the habit of taking strong drink at their work, before the close of the day, got stupid, and lazy, and sleepy; but no sooner did they turn teetotalers than they were “wide awake.' But I must answer that question, to speak to which principally brought me here, “If every body turned teetotalers, what is to become of the barley ?" Allow me to tell you, that last Michaelmas I rented a farm on my own responsibility. It was notoriously out of condition ; indeed there were scarcely any prospects of gaining a livelihood, except by the constant sweat of my brow. When the time was at hand for me to sow my first seed, barley was selling at about sixty shillings per quarter, and I believe

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