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Fresh glides .lire brook and blows the gale,
Vet yonder halts the quiet mill ;
T he whirring wheel, the ru-hing sail,
; flow motionless and still !
Six days of toil, por child of Cain,
Thy strcing h the slave of Want may be ;
The seventh thy limbs escape the chain
A God hath made thee free !
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Ah, tender (as the Law that gave
This holy respite to the breast,
TV hieadielthe gale, to watch the wave,
And know the wheel may rest !
But where Ithc waves the gentlest glide
What imjige charms, to lift, thine eyes!
The spire rifled ed on the tide
lnviics thee 10 the skies.
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To teach tlic soul its nobler worth
This, rest from mortal toils is given;
( .Jo, snatch
he brief reprieve from earth
And pa-s!
h-a jn'e' t tu heaven.
Thcv t 11 thee, in their dreaming school,
Of I'cwcr fvotn old deminion hurled,
Whea ri h nn 1 por. with juster rule,
- . HJ;i!l share tlie altered world.
;A'as sincej time i sclf began,
- Tha;. fahl(j; h i:h hut fooled the hour ;
(E ich age that ripens Power in Man,
But subjects Man to Power.
Yet every d iyiu seven, at least,
One bright rep ibli- .-hall he known ;
Man's world awhile hath surely-ceast, .
','' W lu-n Gold proc laims his own !
Six days may Rank dhide the poor,
': Dives, from thy hanquet-h.dl .
The seventjil!ie Fa her i.pes the door,
And holdsidiis feast for all !
! From the Romance of the Forum.
fiee isi perhaps, no irountrv or climate mnn t
r-ni-iful llian E.-nd, its seen in one of its rural
I iiid-c tpes, when -the sun has just risen upon a summer's dawn. The very , feeling that
the delightful freshness of the monient'ovill not be
w seen mi uircui lis iuku
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t-Htiielv destroyed during 'he whole day. renders
the .ivspect. 111.01-9. agreeable than the anticipated i
lien luKance of the sun in southern or tropical
land.-. Exhilaration and gladness are ihe marked
i'ii.afacU-rlsties of'an English sumnier morning. So j
it ev.T ' i, iiil so it, was huudr' of years ago, j
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when occurred tjhe events we are about to narrate. ."
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llow lov. iv then, on MRU a morning as we auuue :
Ito, "lo.,ked thai' rich vale in the centre of. Glouces- !
f tershire. ihruiig
ji which the lordly Severn flows ! i
ihe bird-, the reflective splendor of
is, the glittering of the dew as it j
Tlie singing of
the silverv 'watt
.lazzied and' disappeared all combined to charm :
sound, sight and senstjand to produce a strong
feeling of joy. But-tiie horseman, who was pass
ing through this graceful scene, scarcely needed
the'ai of any external bjoct to enhance the pleas
urable sensation that already tilled his breast. The
stately horse on which he sat, seemed, by its light
sups, and by ever and anon proudly prancing, to j
share in. the animation of its rider. So, the noble j
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tag nouna tnat ioiiowea, ana continually rooKen :
up contentedly at its 'master, appeared, likewise, a
participator in the general content. The stra'nger
h:id -indeed cause to rejoice, for he was upon the
fairest errand
He had wooed and won the gentle !
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heiress of a proud, but good-hearted Gloucestershire
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baroii ho had wooed and won her, too, with the
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tail consent of father, kinsmen and fneuds, and he
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ua now on his way to the baron's castle, to arrange
ids betrothed the ceremonial of the nuptials. .on, thou gallant knight, ride on, and swifter
toe; tor though the day will be yet early when
'tin u -arrivest, ihou wilt find thyself expected with
in the got! ic enct int of the Baron de I?otetourt's
d'-eliiiig. A banirer waves tVoin the topmost tower
d thee honor and welcome; there walks", too,
l- t!lt- '''tdeiiumis, one whose night has been sleep-
l bicuse of the.', whose thoughts and whose
."hole existence centre in thee, whose look firmly
attacht -s to the Yoa d that brings thee to her. Ride'1
on then, speedily. Sir Knight, to 'he happiness thy !
virtue and thy d eds have so well deserved.
1 Idsdoyer is no oidinary suitor : he is' of mingled
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--uAon :.ainw ..:rman noose blood, the recent com- j
1'aiii .n in-arms of Richard Cceur de Lion. His j
name is Ualph de Sudl.y.aud though he has pass- j
ed hi thirtieth year, the eftect of lono- tod and war 1
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scarcely appears upon his handsome and'still very
youthful countenance. Yet tho t-i.;t.f i.., ..,. I
anu endured much : he has been with, Richard at
tne siege and capture ot Acre, and at the battle of
Azotus. AVhen Ooi-rad of Montfenat fell by th
dagger of the" assassins. Sir Ralph took a prominent
hart in tht 'storm v debates whii-h nniarl
the Crusaders, lie even proposed with his men- I
alarms, and those who would follow him, to in- ;
vade the territory of the Lord of the Mountain,
and to avenge' in his blood the death which that
' -king of mnrde -eii had caused to be done to Con-
r-d. This event 1 made so deep an impression on
bis ni'md, that 'h4 still took every opportunity of
urging upon has own and other Christian govern.
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ra9 us ti e rrece-s:tv f extirpating these Eastern
8 a e. 0 1, his .return from the Crusades, Sir
&Hh Ouud taodaukter of 'bis friend, the Baron
tie Botetourt, jut verging fnto beauteous .woman- I
hood. Tho glory of his reputation, and the graces j
f his person, gained her heart at once ; the Ladv
; Aiianore, though much his junior in years, loved
the knight most fondly and devotedly.
Sir Ralph has reached the. portcullis of the cas
J tie ; the wardour and men-at-arms are there to re
j ceive him with full honors, though he wmes pri
vately, wituout his armour or his followers : he
wears the civil but costly dress of the period, with
no other we.ipon than a .slight sword at his side.
But the baron will have each advent of his future
son-in-law welcomed as an approach of state.
" Grammercy. Sir Baron," observed the knight,'
as after passing through a crowd of domestics, he
grasped his host's hand upon the threshhold, " one
would imagine me Richard of England himself, or
rather Saladin, that greatest and most gaudr of
Oriental Soldans, to see this pompous prelude to
my disjune .with your lovely daughter and your
self." . " "
li Nay, Ralph de Sudler," replied the baron, " my
castle mus.t needs put on its best looks, when it
beholds the entry of one who is to be its lord and
protector when I shall l e no more. But I see vou
are all impatience to go within ; and. in truth, the
sooner your first interview he over the better, for
the table is prepared, audlthe pasty awaits us, and
the chaplain too, whose j inward man, after the
morning's Mass, craves some solid refreshment."
44 A moment, mv worthiest of friends! aiw.1 I am
j with you," said the knight, as he hurried bv : in
another instant the Lady Alianpre was in his em
! brace. . Need we repeat the, oft told tale of love ?
Need we describe the day of delight Sir Ralph
i passed -in. the-castle, lingering from hour to hour
until the dusk ? Oh ! there is: someone we must
depict, the lady herself, who so subdued and soft-
fened this knightly soul. Ther
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the shoulder ojfher jover, her other hand locked in
1 his. she sits listening to his words, anil luxuriating
j in his discourse. The Lady Aiianore, somewhat
j tall in stature, but perfect in form, has a face of
dazzling beaut v, yet tlie bewitching sweetness of
I her smile is tempered by a certain dignity of coun
j tenance, to which her dark, raven hair, and darker
eyes, do not a little contribute; her handstand the
foot that peeps from bnftathJ -s W, rc,
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man oioou. jier exiieme iairness, suaueu uy iter
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sable locks, form a strong contrast to the auburn
hair and ruddv visage of the stalwart warrior be
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This will indeed Ik.- too much, Ralph," observ-
ed the lady ; "a monarch', his .queen, and his-courl,
to. come to thi out-of-the-way castle, to honor the
wedding of a lone damsel like myself; Lean haidiy
support the idea of so much splendour."
"Fear not. my beloved," replied the knight,
Richard is homely, enough, at'd ail' good-nature, i
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Moreover, it 1 but a return, ot civiluv : tor l it was
K acco-mpauied him to the altar, w here he ob-
t;lined the hand of Berengaria of Navarre; the
0ffiw was a dangerous one then, .since -I incurred
j,v jt the wrath of ITiilqV of France. And why,
dearest, should not every magnificenoi attend our
nuptials ? It is the outward emblem of our great
content a mark, like those gorgeous ceremonies
that accompany the festive prayers of the churcl
which tell the people of the earth, of a joy having
something of ,the gladness and glory "of-heaven
in it." . ' '
u j;e jt as yOU wjsN niy own tru,. knight; yet I
almost''feel that I am too happy. May God bless
aluj protect us .
Tti us passed this bright day. until the approach
of .dusk imperatively compelled the enraptured lov-
to senarMte. The knirht had urgent business"
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t.s end u .-.orti- Iia morrow at his own oast 10.
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I before setting out for London, to announce to the
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'kingthedav fixed for the espousal, and ; to beg
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at the wedding of his gallant and faithful vassal.
The knight was therefore' forced to depart ere the
loom advanced ; for though his journey lay in a
friendly and peaceful country, it was not the habit
m those days to be abroad much alter dusk, with
out an escort. .
Sir R-dnh r. !u.erntlv onitted his betrothed : he
j made inoi.euver flm lh(. baron anJ tne
.; chap!.lin wllo praVed his further tarrying, to share
. a..,r t-n ' ;lf RU(,uish about tc be uroduced.
The horse aud dog were at the porch, and, in a few
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minutes, the, knight had pas-ed the drawbridge,
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aint vvas in me same iair ruau anaiu.
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served the baron to the chaplain, "and I love him
as my own son. Tlie king may well come here to
see him wedded ; for he has not -a- nobler, brarer,
or more generous knight within his realm."
."Truly, Sir Baron, he is endowed with much ex
cellence," replied the priest; " 1 do greatly admire
i his stron"1 denunciationagainst the Templars and
other warlike orders, wjio tolerate the protracted
existence of that bancfof mnrdereis in the Eiist,
who have their daggers;ever pointed against the
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son ot the ,'urch- fc,r Avtllh fKS 1
ct like a true 80,dier o Cross'"
"Very true," retorted th baron, " yet I wish our
I chevaliers would cease to think of foreign broils
' and questions, and attend to affairs at home. The
' Rhenish is perfect : after all, wine is the only thing
really good that originates beyond our seas."
Their discourse had scarcely proceeded further,
; when it was suddenly Mnterrupted by the loud
j howling and barking of a dog. The baron and the
j chaplain started up. "It is Leo, Sir Ralph's dog,"
exclaimed the former ; " what, in God's name, can
he the matter ?" and the two rushed out.
The Lady Aiianore, at her orisons above, heard
the same terrible howl and bark. She instantly
descended, tohe court-yard; as she came there,
the gate was opened, and Leo, the knight's
dog. flew past the wardour, and ran to the feet of
the lady. The animal's mouth was blood-stained,
and liis glaring eyeballs and ruffled crest shaded
the extent of his fury and despair.
"Something dreadful has happened to Sir Ralph,"
she cried, and urged by the dog, who had seized
her robe, she hurried through the gate, and crossed
the drawbridge, with a rapidity those who followed
could not arrest.
When the baron, his chaplain, and his domes
tics had proceeded a little beyond a quarter of a
mile upon the road, a fearful sight met their new.
The knight lay dead upon the green sward by
the side of the highway; a poniard which had ef
fected the mortal wound, still rested fixed into his
back. His body was locked fast in the embrace of
the Lady Aiianore, who lav senseless upon it : the
dog stood by, howling pite usiv. No trace could
be discovered of who had done the deed. 'No proof
was there beyond the dagger itself, which was of
Oriental fashion, and bore the inscription in Latin.
Hoc jjropter verba tua : naught beyond that and
another circumstance, which went to show that the
knight had b en slain by an Eastern' enemy. The j
dog, as he re-entered the castle, called attention to j
some pieces of blood-stained rag. which, from their j
appearance, had dropped from his mouth; one of i
these, the innermost, was in texture aud pattern j
evidently part of a Syrian garment. j
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1 lie J.a'U Aiianore did not be under this dread-
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tul calamity : she uv ea to mourn. 1 he knight was :
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ltuerip l witlnii the precinct of tiie Abbey Church
of Gloucester : his. tomb and efhVv were in a niche.
at. an ;iil("le ot the e!oifi ITtwi. unnlil A iliinnrA :
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contmualh conn-, accompanied bv Leo, who, since j
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Ins s Oeatti, never left her side : here would
she stop fixedly gazing upon the monument, -the
tear in her eye, and the 'chill of hopeless so iffy tJoirJ
her heart. There are, indeed, few of us, f'Comf0iow
dering through the interior of some. -wey a
astical edifice, can suppress :i feeliihe Playing" an X
Y, , rrrV ''-' a" mine," saia a
who has died in his prime, m tti
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achievements and his lame, and. who,.? '
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Harness 01 ms priue, lies ouisireicneu m 1 .
before us.
Courage and courtesy, chlvaUT
Christianity, are buried there-there .the
r..,., wit. i.r.n.,r tl. t to feJ anA the ritrht
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nitn to defend. The monument tells oftbe sudden
extinguishment of some bright light that shone m
a semi-barbarous age, which had its main civil izsj
tion and refinement from knights and churchmen
ilelv. If.this sight would sadden a stranger soul,
wj n mnt n;ive i e(,u tle j Jr.-H.f uf tue j.ujv as 1
she contemplated the cold memorial of Sir Ralph,
i and felt that, tlie concentration of her whole earth
i Iv comfort was there entombed ! A secret senti-
inent that satisfied,' or rather softened her mental
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agonv,. brought her agaia and again to the place
ay, again and again to gaze upon the grave, and
1 then to retire into the church, to long and ardent
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prayer. y
About two years after the knight had been dead A
the Ladv Aiianore was one morning departing
through .the cloisters from a visit to the tomb, when!
her attention w as suddenly arrested by a low growl
from the dog who accompanied her. She turned
back, and saw two persons in the garb of foreign
merchants or traders, the one pointing out to the
other the knight's monumental effigy. Scarcely
had she made the observation, when Leo rushed
from her side, and new at the throat ot mm wno
was exhibiting the. grave ; in an instant he brought
him to the ground ; the other endeavored to escape,
but some sacristans who heard the noise, hastened
to the spot, and the men were arrested.
On examination, the two pretended merchants
were found to wear Eastern habiliments beneath
their long gowns, and the cloth of the turban was
nnde). the broad-brimmed bat of each.
Thev both had daggers, and upon the arm of the
one "the dog had seized, there was the deep scar of
what seemed to be A desparate bite, further proot
became needless, for when every chance of escape
was gone, they made a full confession, and appear
ed to glory in it. They were emissaries from the
Old Man of the Miuntain. The one on a previous
occasion had journyed from the "far" East to do his
fearful master's bidding,and had stabbed the knight
in the back, on the evening be rooe in his gladness
from the abode of his affianced bride. The fanatic
himself narrowly escaped destruction at the time ;
for the dog had fixed his teeth into his arm, and it
was only by allowing the flesh to be torn out, (his
dagger was in his victim,) that he contrived to reach
a swift Arabian horse, which bore him from the
ceue. He had since "returned to Phoenicia," and
had once more come to England, bringing with himlfl
a comrade to remove a doubt expressed by his mas-W
ter, and to testify to the monarch of the Mountain!
how Effectively his object had been accomplished
The B&ron de Botetourt, with the assent of thev
crown, caused the two miscreants to be hanged
upon a gibbet on the summit of his castle, their
turbafis tied to their heels. Leo, as if he had nothl
ing more to live for, soon after pined and died. The
Lady Aiianore, retired into a convent, and eveftto
ally became its abbess During the course of her
monastic life, she preserved in silence her undyirg
regret for the knight, and the recollection of her
happiness, so miserably thwarted. She was always
kind and gentle jet always also diguilfed and li
served. On he,r death-bed, she requested that her
remains might be interred in the Abbey of Glou
cester, nigh unto the tomb of Sir Ralph de Slid lev,
and that her monumental tablet should contain no
more than her name and stat, and an inscription
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pointing out the extreme vanity of all human
city. 6uch a memorial, it is said, was, untd entire- . j
ly.erlkc.dby time to be seen read and thought j
upon, within the cloisters of Glosces.U's fune-ho.i-
ored and sanctified cathedral.
" It's Me." Passing a neat little martin box of
a house last evening, we happened to see a man
waitng at the door for admittance. At the in
stant, a green blind above just opened a little way,
and by the gas light, we caught a glimpse of a pair
of brilliant eyes, and a flutter of something white,
and a bird-toned voice softly said, " Who's there ?"
"It's me," was the brief reponse. The eves and
the flutter disppeared from the window like stars
in a cloud, and we almost fancied as w passed oti
we could hear the pattering of two little feet upon !
the s(airs, winged with welcome. j
It was a trifle; it all happened in an instant, but i
it haunted us for an hour. If ft me. Amid tlie -jar j
of the great city those words fell upon the quick ear j
aloft, and met a glad response. It's me ! and who
was " n,e ?" T1,e P,i,!e ut' a heart's life no doubt ;
t,ie t,ve vine wa clinging to ; the " Defender of
t,ie faithful," in the best sense of the world.
we Many theie -are who would give half
their hearts," and more than half the. hope in them,
f'r vnesucli recognition in this " wide, wide world."
On 'Change, in the Direetorv. at the Post-office, he
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is. kiown as A? B. C, Esq., but on the threshold,
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an" Wlthin those walls. '' me ' and nothing more;
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iiu vvii.ii more is suere one wouiu love to te
Few of all the hearts that beat so wildl v. warmlv.
sadly, slowly, can recognize a true soul amid the din
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an(l darkness of the world in that simple but elo-
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quent It's me .' As if he had said.
Now I am nothing to ail the world,
For I'm all the w orld to thee.
yxo.MY in a Family. There is nothing, savs
vriter, which g es six far tow ards placimr
, ,in the management of their domestic af
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, t matters not whether a man furnishes
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,e or much for his family, if jhete is a continual
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" More !" like the horse leech's daughter, until he
that provided has no more to give. It is the hus
band, s dutv to bring into the house, and it Ms the
duty of the wife to see that none goes wrongfully
out of it. A man gets a wife to look to his affairs
and to assist him in his journey through life ; to
educate and prepare his children for a proper sta
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tion in lite, and not to dissipate his property.' it:e
husband's interest should be the wife's care, and
her greatest ambition should carry her no further
than bis welfare or happiness, together with that
of her children.. This should be her sle aim. .and
k"tfie theatre of her exploits in 'the bosom of her
family, where she may do as much towards making
a .fortune as he can in the counting-rooms or the
It is not the money earned that makes, a man
.wealthy it is what he saves from his earnings.
Self gratification in dress, or indulgence in appetite,
orinore company than his pnrse can well entertain,
Kgi Equally pernicious. The first adds vanity to
extjYgahce, the second, fastens a doctor's bill to
a longbutcher's account, and the latter brings
intemperance, the worst of all evils'; in its train, i
G AtH8me in the Evening. One of the grossest
neglectVof a youth, producing incalculable mischief
and ruin, is the spending of his evenings. Dark
ness is temptation to misconduct ; suffering the
youth to be out when the light of day does not
restrain them from misconduct, is training them to
it. We have already an abundant harvest of this
seeding. . Riots, mobs, crimes giving fearful fore
bording, are the results of youth becoming fit agents
of outrageby 'running, uncared for, in theievenings.
j What wfijsee in these respects is deplorable enough
but what is this compared with what we do not
see multitudes making themselves miserable and
noxious to the wot Id, and what is that to come to ?
Parents should look at the truth, that pleasures
and recreations are often dearly purchased the
price of their own impaired comfort, and the blight
ed prospects of their offspring. It must be ob
vious, that in this matter there can . be no interi
or of all the evening recreation and employment,
yet there is an evil not only destructive to youths
but planting thorns in many paths, and covering
many lives with desolation. The information
demanded must proceed from judgment and con
sicence must be enlightened. Heads of families
must learn that the place on earth best adapted to
be a blessing, is home ; and by example and whole-
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some restraint, they must teach this truth to fell t
under them.
One of the mcst ex-pressive touches of native elo
quence, that we ever heard, was" that which fell a
few days since from an old negro woman a native
African who had been long sick. A lady visiting
her asked whether her husband was kind and at
tentive to her. 44 O yes, Missis," was the answer
44 he's' lika a woman to me."
It was a 44 volume in a word."
Fishermen, it is. i, o t:xtn dinary medi
cal jowtrs for they Lever attempt to cure a fish
unal it & CkJi.
lie mu!t preach the Gospel in fami y circles or
many families will never hear it.
It is a great mistake (savs a writer in the Ver-
moot Chrontcle) that a good pastor w,ll not be
i'kely to be an able preacher. True, h.s sermons
may not be learned essays, as is true of imicli that ,
called "able preaching," but, if judged by the
gospel standard of able preaching the- vr' be so. !
his accounts for their sirrnal sir.. r.l K1a. 1
I such men.
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j A faithful pastor has a power over his people -J
that can never be gained by preaching only, no
! matter how able it may be. He is known in every
family, and beloved. The poor, the sick, the chil
dren of sorrow, the widow nnd fatherless know hi
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kuow iitue ot cheer besides. He knows the name
of every boy and girl in the range of his labors.
It there is an anxious sinner he rinds it out, and
finds many he would never have known, ifTie had
not to them. Tlrose who cannot go to church
he comforts, and attends the a;red down to their
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3r:ivesj Many that "otherwise woi.ld never have
entered his fine meeting hou-e, or have regarded
l'ie '"mister as too proud to come and see them in
l'le,r tumble cottages, or farm -homes, have their
P'judjces removed, and become his wannest friends,
! ami are Drought to Christ. But for that visit he '
; might bave preached all the abl.. sermons he could
j !'ve written, and they would have been none the
1 b-tter for them.
"Ihe Tact is, the gospel must be carried, in the
; I,v,"g tjce "f t,K' '''ter, to many a house, or the
; tamiiies will never have it. Mu'titudes in all our
j towns will never be reached from the pulpit. In
j sight, of our churches, they will no more come U,
I the guspel than the he-alien nations will, and will
j af c,rta?,!,,v perish if the cup of salvation is not caV
; rie'' to;l,,,J,n- f-veii then, many of both wilUlash
i it from them, but not all.
j A man who is now a worthy member rf the
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congregational church of has frequently said
10 nis pastor, it you had not come to my house,
and conversed wiih me( there, you might have
preached till I was dead, but I should never have
l", r, v'hi. 1 supposed vou was a ukui.i i
and cliurcu" meifiliers, for they never" took any no-
lice of me. Whejn you took so much pains to come
to my house, and w as so familiar, I thought .vou
cared for me, and every word you spoke went to
my heart. You are the first minister that was ever
I seen wftmn the doors of my house, and- the. first
one 1 ever went to hear preach. I knew I was a
i poor ruined man, and thought no one cared any
! riling about me or my family ; and so I made up
j my mind that I must live and die as I was. But
when you came and spoke so kindly, I felt as if J
! bad one v friend on earth. 1 had no idea that a
i w retch like ine eou.M ever become Christian,
j Years ago I had abandoned myself to despair, and
j was going, with all my family, to hell, and I knew"
it, mv home wps a hell every day. but when
you encouraged me, that so-vile a man as I might
come to Christ, I felt a resolution moving in my
breast to try. For three weeks my sins crushed
me down. I could neither eat nor sleep, and
thought l must die in the struggle. At last I gave
ail up, ami cast myself on Christ as undone, and
he spoke peace Jo my soul. From that moment,
the power of my habits was broken, and I have
been in a new world. All this I owe, under God,
to your visit. Oh ! if you never had looked me up,,
what would have become of me ! Thanks to God
for such a minister."
This!(man lived far back in the mountains, four
miles from the village. Two large churches, for
nearly half a century, had existed in the town ; able
ministers had settled there ; and yet this man, born
in the town, the father of ten chlidren, at this lime
nearly sixty years of age, had never heard a sermon,
had never read a word in the Bible, had heard of
the book, but knew nothing about it ; had never
heard of the Lord's prayer ; had neither seen nor
read a religious book ; his children had never been
led to the Sabbath school, and hardly knew of such .
a thing as the Sabbath ; he had been a miserable
drunkard from bis youth poor, profane, degraded,
dishonest and despised. This man and his wife
became praying people, erected the famny altar,
learned like children the words of God, taught their
little ones to kneel with them to say their prayers,
aud fear God. He immediately clothed himself I
and family ; took a slip in the church, and fills it
every Sabbath ; himself and wife joined the church
and are among the most growing and esteemed
Jokes Never Die. Jokes are immortal. Cap
ital or shocking they survive the most studied
speeches of orators, the profoundest papers of states
men. Had some antedeluvian editor treated his read-
ers to one, we do not believe that all the waters of
I floo(j 1(j u drowned it. A ffood ioke now.
, goe5 to i,ep digest the roast beef and cherry
puddings of a thousand families. It makes the circuit
of the world, steams over the ocean, skates on tele
graph . wires, tunnels mountains, rides expresses,
excites the risibles of armies and of evening circles,
makes many merry, and harms no one. Verily, a
good joke is a great thing, and a bad one is abomi
nable. Let jocose people beware.
Make sure? first .and principally, of that knowl
edge which is necessary for you4a a man and a
memberof society. Next, of what is necessary in
your part cular way of life. Afterwards improve
.vurself in all useful and ornamental knowledge, 88
far as your capacity, leisure anH fartuuB wfll tfltiwY
Sundav ix San F
Raxci$co. An incident pe-
cnaractenstic of San Francisco occurred
the vicinity of the Plaza, In no other city in.
the United State nmii.-i . ."t. .
tween states, the feeling and the education of the
inhabitants, be M4,ir.;,,i t... -
o'clock, some Chinamen had erected a kind of
show box on Brenham Place for the exhibition of
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nuu oiuer outrageous instruments.
To this crowd the exhibition was niade,atso much
a sight. Returning to the same place two hours
after, a crowd might still have been seen but
how striking the contrast ! Instead of a display of
puppets, a minister of the gospel was addressinjr
his fellow-men nnon the truth ,.c tj:ui
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invokintr tY .in fl,. .. i r , ,
ortuie ,ol vvnicn no nal occu
pied almost weekly for foi..- years, the blessings of
heaven upon his fellowmen. This is one of the
contrasts our city is constantly furnishing.Sa
Francisco Hemld.
The Million Copies ok -the New Testament
for China. The ReV. J. A. James states that he'
is receiving numerous letters of approval of this
scheme, and that offers of assistance are coming in
fast. One irentleman I !..,!! .,i....:k ...
500 copies at least." Anothe
r says, " t shall sub-
i scnte lor 1000 copies for myself, and another 1000
j for my wife." The Earl of Gainsborough has '
! sent a subscription of. $100..' A member "of the
j Society of Friends suggests that, from calculations
I he has m.-idv, it will require a ship of more than
j '200 tons "to-carry out the million copies to China -j
and that the duty upon the paper would amount
j to nearly -MoibOO, which, however, he thinks
! might, by applTcation to the Chancellor of the Ex
; chequer, h-i remitted in the way of drawback. The
I British and F..rrn liibh Soeiety have, wv ob
. serve, passeti a resolution, stating that "the Coni-
mitte-j, reAing upon the sympathy of theliritisli
pubhc in tins desirable object, are prepared to take
upon uiemseives al tt:e measures necessary for
printing, with Ihe least practicable delay, one mil
lion copies of the Chinese New Testament."
jvr n-..
several hours contemplating a dish, which lie could
not touch, according to -etiquette, because the offi
cer in rank was absent in the country, and could not
be at, his post iu less than half u day. But the
prince would have sooner died of hunger than suf
fer a point of etiquette to be transgressed.
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, is said to
have caught a severe cold one '.day, while waiting
to have an under garment put on, the lady in wait
ing being at the time absent", and the next lady
not daring to infringe the law of etiquette, which
rendered the pleasing officio of dressing the queen
the exclusive privilege of the rirst lady of .the bed
chamber. :
Ocean Floweks. TJow wonderful is nature,
and what worlds appear to open before us, as we
contemplate the variety of existences that she pre-
i sents for our admiration and study ! Would it be
; imagined by any but the enthusiast r student ac-
! quainted with the fact, that the apparently barren
sea Reach is strewn with creatures having life and
perception of pain and .enjoyment ; and that in the
sea-weed there exists multitudes of little creatures,
endowed with the most wonderful organs, and pro
vided by the simplest means with instruments,
by which they are enabled to procure the susten
ance necessary to their existence. That they not
only have a beautiful , bodily adaptation to their,
different situatiohs and modes of life, but they pos
sess remarkable symetry and elegance of appear
ance. Earth has its suh-flowers and star-light
j blossoms, and the ocean too, is the birth-place of
beautifully formed plants and creatures, resembling
the creations of earth and sky, and vieing with
them in loveliness, in the admiration-that they ex
cite, and in the feelings of love and reverence with
which they cause us to regard' our kfaker, who has
surrounded us with such evidence of his goodness wp
and love.
Goethe said he married to obtain respectability.
Wilkes declared he wedded to please his friends.
Wychebly, in his old age, took his servant girl
to spite his relations.
The Russians have a story of a widow who was
so inconsolable for the loss of her husband, that
she took another to keep herself from fretting to
A fast young gent married a woman old enough
to be his grandmother, because be owed her $50
for board.
One. One hour lost in the morning by lying
in bed, will put back all the business of the day.
One hour gained by rising early is worth a month
in the year,'
One hole in a fence will cost ten times as much
as it will to fix it at once.
One unruly animal will learn all others in com
pany bad tricks.
One drunkard will keep a family poor and make
them miserable.
One good newspaper is a good thing in every
One might have heard a pin fall, is a proverbial
expression of silence ; frit it has been eclipsed by
the French phrase -you might have heard the
unfolding of a ladjY cambric pocket-handtar-
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