pent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."I the neighbourhood of Hoddam Castle, Dumfriesshire,Scotland, there was once a tower called the " Tower of Repentance." What gave the tower its name we are not told,but it is said that an English baronet, walking near theEW TESTAMET AECDOTES.castle, saw a shepherd lad lying upon the ground, readingattentively. " What are you reading, lad ? " " The Bible,sir." " The Bible, indeed ! " laughed the gentleman ; " thenyou must be wiser than the parson. Can you tell me theway to heaven ?" "Yes, sir, I can," replied the boy, in noway embarrassed by the mocking tone of the other ; " youmust go by way of yonder tower." The gentleman sawthat the boy had learned right well the lesson of his book,and, being rebuked, he walked away in silence. Doesthe reader know anything of the Tower of Repentance?If not, let him learn.V. A Superstitious Use of Scripture. MATT. ir.6. " He shall give His angels charge concerning Thee : and intheir hands they shall bear Thee up, lest at any time Thou dashThy foot against a stone"A instructive instance of the effects which may follow asuperstitious use of Scripture is recorded in the life of Mr.Lackington. That celebrated bookseller informs us that,when young, he was at one time locked up to prevent hisattending a Methodist meeting in Taunton ; and that in afit of superstition he opened the Bible for directions whatto do, and hit upon the above text. " This," says Mr.Lackington, " was quite enough for me ; so without amoment s hesitation, T ran up two pairs of stairs to myown room, and out of the window I leaped, to the greatterror of my poor mistress." He was, of course, veryseverely bruised ; so severely, indeed, as to be confined tohis bed during fourteen days.VI. Following Christ. MATT. iv. 19. " Follow Me."