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Special rates to jurort and witnesses.
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A MOTUEK'S UKAKT.
A little dreaming, Huoh as mothers know ;
A little lingering over daiutj- tiling*;
A happy heart, wherein hope all aglow
Stirs like a bird at dawu that wakes and
And that Is all.
A little clasping to her yearning breast;
A little musing over future years;
A heart that prays, " Dear Lord, Thou know
But spare my flower life's bitterest raiu of
And that Is all.
A little spirit speeding through the night;
A little home grown lonely, dark and chill;
A sad heart, groping blindly for the light;
A little snow-clad grave beueath the lull—
And that is all.
A little gathering of life's broken thread ;
A little patience keeping back the tears;
A heart that sings, "Thy darling is not dead,
God keeps us safe through Ills eternal
And that Is all.
Til K BRAKKMAM'S STORY.
A rough-looking man ? Yes, perhaps
I am. We ain't all of us responsible
for our outside husk, no more than a
horse-chestnut or a hazel-nut is. The
kind of life I lead can't be lived in
white kid gloves and dress coats. I
wasn't brought up with many advan
tages, and I'm only a brakeman 011 the
Rensselaer and Saratoga line. Old
Jones was telling yon about me, was
he, sir? He'd better hold his tongue.
There's more profitable subjects of con
versation than I am. But old Jones
means well enough, and if he told you
to ask me how that stripe of white hair
came 011 mv black mane, I ain't the
man to go back 011 him. Oh, you
needn't beg my pardon, sir! I don't
mind talking about it now, though the
time was when I couldn't sjnak of it
without a big lump coming in my
We hadn't been married long, Polly
and me, when it happened. Polly was as
trim, bright-eyed slip of a girl as ever
you'd wish to see. She was one of the
waitresses in the Albany lunch room ;
and the first time I ever set eyes upon
her I made up my mind to make that
girl my wife. So, when they raised my
wages, I took heart and asked her if she
would have them with me, with a
wedding-ring thrown into the bargain.
"Do you really mean it, Jake?" said
she, looking me full in the face, with
tlifMA .lai-L- hliiA av*m of tiara, t.liut art*
like the skies at night.
"I do really mean it, Polly," said I.
"Then," said she,.putting both her
hands in mine, "I'll trust you. I've no
living relation to advise me, so I can
only take counsel with my own heart."
So we were married. I rented a little
one-story house, under the hill on the
height, that overlooked the Hudson—a
cozy place with a good-sized wood-pile
at the rear, for winter meant winter in
those parts, and the snow used to be
drifted up even with bur door-yard
fence many and many a cold gray
morning. And everything went smooth
until Polly began to object to my mates
at the White Blackbird, and the Satur
day evenings I spent with the boys,
after my train was safely run onto the
side track at the junction.
"\Yky, Polly, girl," said I, where's
the harm ? A man can't live by himself,
like an oyster in its shell, and a social
glass never yet banned any one."
"No," said Polly, "not a social glass,
Jake, but the habit. And if you would
only put every five-cent piece that you
spend for liquor into little Bertie's tiny
"Pshaw !" said I. "I'm not adrank
ard, and I never mean to become one.
And no one likes to be preached to by
his wife, Polly. Remember that my
girl, and you'll save yourself a deal of
I kissed her, and went away. But
that was the beginning of the little,
grave shadow that grew on my Polly's
face, like a creeping fog over the hills,
and that she has never got rid of since.
It was a sore point between us—what
the politicians called a vexed question.
I felt that Polly was always watching
me; and I didn't choose to be put in
leading-strings by a woman. So—l
shame to say it—l went to the White
Blackbird oftener than ever, and I didn't
always count the glasses of beer that I
drank, and once or twice, of a particu
larly cold night, I let myself be per
suaded into drinkmg something stronger
than beer; and my brain wasn't the kind
that could stand liquid fire with im
punity. And Polly cried, and I lost my
temper, and—well I don't like to think
of all these tilings now. Thank good
ness tliey're over and gone !
That afternoon, as I stood on the back
platform of my car, with my arms fold
ed and my eyes fixed on the snowy
waste of flat fields through which the
iron track sSemed to extend itself like
an endless black serpent, I looked my
own life in the face. I made up my
mind that I had been behaving like a
"What are those senseless fellows at
the White Blackbird to me," muttered
I, "as compared with one of Polly's
sweet bright looks? 1 will give the
whole tiring up. I'll draw the line just
here now. We shall be off duty early
to-night. I'll go home and astonish
But, as night fell, the blinding drift of
a great storm came with it. We were
belated by the snow which collected 011
the rails, and when we reached Earldale
j there was a little girl, who had been
sent on in care of the conductor who^
MI bid lEI M, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29,1 SSI.
must either wait three of four hours
for away train iu the colli and cheerless
station, or be taken home across a
snowy field by some one who knew the
1 thought of my own little children.
•Til take her," said I—ami lifting
her up I gathered my coarse, warm coat
about her, and I started for the long,
cold walk under the whispering pines
along the edge of the river. 1 honestly
believe she would have frozen to death
if she had been left in the cold station
until the way train could call for her.
And when I had left her safe in charge
of her aunt, 1 saw by the old kitchen
time-piece that it was ten o'clock.
'Tolly will think I have slipped back
into the Slough of Despond," 1 said to
myself, with half a smile ; "but I'll give
her an agreeable surprise !'"
Plowing down amid the snow-drift,
through a grove of pine trees that edged
a ravine at the back of my house, I
sprang lightly on the doorstep ; the door
was shut and locked. I went around to
the front. E>re I effected an entrance,
but the fire was dying on the hearth,
and little Bertie, tucked up in his crib,
called out ;
"Papa, is that you?"
•'Where is mamma, my son?" said I,
looking eagerly around at the desolate
"Gone out with the baby in her arms
to look for you," he said. "Didn't you
meet her, papa ?"
I stood a minute in silence.
"Lie still, Bertie," said I, in a voice
that sounded strange and husky even
to myself. "1 will go and bring her
And T thought with dismay of the
blinding snow-storm outside, the treach
erous gorges which lay between here
and the White Blackbird, the trackless
woods, through which it was difficult
enough to find one's way even in the
sunshine of noonday, and—worst of all
—the lonely truck, across which an
"express" shot like a meteor at a few
minutes before midnight. Oh, heaven !
what possible doom might I not have
brought upon myself by the wretched
passion in which I had gone awav that
The town clock, sounding dim and
muffied through the storm, struck
eleven as I hurried down
Eleven—and who knew what a length
of time might elapse before I could find
her? And like a fiery phantasmagoria
before my mind's eye, I beheld the wild
rush of the midnight express, and
dreaded—l knew not what. For all that
I could realize was that the storm was
growing fiercer with every moment,
and Polly and the baby were out in its
As steadily as 1 could I worked my
way down toward the track, but more
than once I l>ecame bewildered, and had
to stop and reflect before 1 could resume
my quest. And w hen, at length, I came
out close to a ruined wood and water
station on the edge of the track, I knew
that I was full a half a mile below the
And in the distance I heard the long,
shrill shriek of the midnight train !
Some one else had heanl it, too, for,
as I stood thus, I saw, faintly visible
through the blinding snow, a shadowy
figure issue from the ruined shed and
come out upon the track, looking with a
bewildered, uncertain air up and down
—the form of Polly, my wife, with the
little baby in her arms !
I hurried down to her as fast as the
rapidly increasing snow-drifts would
let me, but I was only just in time to
drag her from the place of peril, and
stand, breathlessly holding her back,
while the fiery-eyed monster of steam
swept by with a rush and a rattle that
nearly took our breath away !
"Polly !" I cried, "Polly ! sja-ak to
She turned her wandering gaze toward
me, with her vague eyes that seemed
scarcely to recognize me.
"Have you seen my husband?" said
she. "One Jacob Cotterel, brakeman
011 the local express ?"
"Polly ! little woman ! don't you know
me?" I gasped.
"And 1 thought, perhaps," she added,
vacantly, "you might have met him.
It's very cold here, and—and—"
And then she fainted in my arms.
The long, long brain fever that follow
ed was a sort of death. There was a
time when they told me she never would
know me again, but, thank God, she
did. She recovered at last. And since
that night I never have tasted a drop of
liquor, and, please heaven, I never will
again. The baby, bless its dear little
heart, wasn't harmed at all. It lay snug
and warm on its mother's breast all the
while. But if I hadn't happened to be
close by them at that instant the night
express would have ground them into
And the white stripe came into my
hair upon the night of that fearful snow
storm. That's how it happened, sir.
Professor Marsh , of Yale college, has
recently discovered in the cretaceous de
posits of Kansas the remains of a great
number ot toothed birds Scientists aver
'hat the discovery and study of thee re
markable extinct forms by Professor Marsh
has thrown much light upon the derivation
of the birds, and furnishes another very
strong link in the chain of evidence in fa
vor ef the theory of evolution, which is now
almost universally accepted bv naturalists,
to account for the origin of the existing
form * nf organic hffc-
The lute John Pettit iu the years 18f>4 5
wa i the circuit Judge by appointment of
Gov. Wright, and with all ins taulis was
regarded as one of the best nisi prius J inlgea
ever ou the bench in Indiana, lie was
prompt and fearless, and if not always
correct was at the least honest. Wm. F.
Lane, better known as Frank Lane, was
the Icadiug ciiuunal lawyer in Pettit's
court. 11c was not a muu of muck ability
bul could talk till day about nothing. On
one occasion he defended a man tor steal
ing, and on the coining in of the jury with
a verdii t of guilty, Frank entered the usual
motion for a new triaL The next morn
ing after the clerk had read the minutes
Judge Pettit, turning to Lane, remarked
that he would take up the motion for a
new trial made the day lefore. Frank re
plied that the prosecuting attorney was not
in court, and that of course the case could
not he taken up in his absence. "Go on,
Mr. Lane, it is the prosecuting attorney's
business to be here," replied the Judge.
But 1 am not ready, your Honor," inter
posed Lane; "1 want time to look up au
thorities," "No authorities are necessary
in this case in this court, Mr. Lane," said
the Judge, "and no other business will be
taken up until this ease is disposed of. Go
ou with your argument, Mr. Lane." Frank
louud lie was in for it, and commenced
talking, talking on very little that was
relevant to his ease; the truth was he had
no case. About the time he hail exhausted
Pettit's patience the prosecuting attorney
—the late Charles A. Nay lor—eutered the
court room, and listening a moment at the*
entrance to the har, and finding that Lane
was talking about the cas tried the day
before, inquired of the Judge what Lane
was doing with it in his absence. " What
does Mr. Lane want?" '1 don't know,"
responded Pettit; " 1 have been listening
to him here for three-quarters of an hour,
trying to liud out, and I don't believe he
knows himself 1" Lane subsided, the
Judge overruled the motion, ordered tne
prisoner to Ire brought in, who was sent to
the Jillerioiiville prison, and the case was
at au end.
KiilfluiMl'n (irrul Breni.
Among those who have been for a long
time at the top of fortune's tree are the
great Brinish Brewers at Burton ou-Treui,
but even they have now for some time been
threatened with diminished protils Tne
first tlrm which took to brewing "La*t India
pale ule" was that of the Abbotts, of Bow,
ne r London; but eveutually the Basses
and Alsops, of Burton on-Trent, got hold
of the trade and made it their own. Bass'
grandfather was a carrier, residing at Ash
bourne, in Dtrbyshire, in the days when
Dr. Johnson used to pay visits to his friend
the rich parson tnern. • He owned the
enormous vans, w.th lour horses, which
then did all the traffic bttwixt that part ol
ike (HHintry taid htudoiv ht 4 with suuie of
his accumulated profits bis su went into
business at Burtou-ou-TreuL The India
trade in great measure made him, hut now
it is fulling off, not only Iscaike people
tiud light wines suit them belter, but be
cause the Indian breweries are now doing
a large business. ru Australia, 100, dour
ifiling breweries are cutting into Bass'
trade, while here lager beer is a serious
competitor, iu Guinness' stout the fulling
off is lar less marked, tiecause it Is so
largely prescribed as a tonic, ami, more
over, many persons can take it who cannot
take ale. Air. Bass, worth some stt,ooo,-
UOO, is a very public-spirited citizen ol
muuiticeul character. lie has loug been
iu Parliament, and may, no doubt, if he
please, have from Mr. Giadstoue a Baron
etcy, as his neighbor, S>ir Henry Alsop,
had from Lord Beacousfield. There is a
prevalent notion that the famous ale's ex
cellence is due to the water of the Trent,
hut as a matter of fact it is mude from
sprimt water withiu the precincts of tne
Tlx* Chestnut Harvest in (lie Apennines.
The chestnut harvest, which takes
place iu October, is the greatest event
of the year in the Apennines, and fur
nishes a recreation, rather than a task,
to all classes of the population. The
schools have their annual vacation in
that month, that the children may assist
in it; and it is difficult to find hands for
any extra household work while a pleas
ant gipsy life goes on under the trees.
The steep woods are then alive with
merry parties picking the mahogany
brown nuts from among the fallen
leaves, and dropping them into long
canvas pouches slung at the waist for
the purjiose. The boughs are never
shaken to detach them, and the burs
fall singly as tliey ripen, rustling
through the leaves, and breaking the
forest silenee with a heavy thud as they
strike the ground. They lie till picked
up from day to day, during the appoint
ed time for gathering them, which lasts
a month, and is fixed by municipal
proclamation—commonly from Michael
mas Day, September 29, to the feast of
SS. enmon and Judy, October 28, but
sometimes extending by special request,
if the season be unusually late, for ten
days longer. Any one wandering off'
the recognized paths through the woods
during that period is liable to be shot by
the proprietor, as in the Swiss vineyard
in vintage time, but this sanguinary law
seems to remain a dead letter. After
the legal term has expired, the woods
are free to the whole world, and are in
vaded by troops of beggars, gleaning
any chance belated chestnuts which fall
ing now, are the prize of the first comer.
Those which drop at any time on a road
passable for wheeled vehicles are also
public property, and, as the highway
runs through chestnut woods, the poor
have a little harvest by the roadside.
The proprietors of woods too extensive
for the gathering to be done by the mem
bers of their own household engage a
number of girls to assist, giving them
food and lodging for forty days, and to
each two sacks of chestnut flour 011 her
departure. After their day's work in
the woods they are expected to spin or
weave in the evening for the benefit of
the housewife, who thus gets her supply
of yarn or linen pretty well advanced iu
thin mouth. The poor girls look for
ward to being employed in thin way an a
great treat, and will often throw up other
oeeupatiouH rather than lose it. In a
dry season it in indeed sufficiently pleas
ant, for the lovely weather of a dry Oc
tober among these Tuscan highlands
conjure up a more dismal picture thau
that presented by the dripping clieatnut
wtxaln if the autumn rains have chosen
that month for their own, when the
sleeting floods of heaven thresh down
the withered leaves as they fall, and the
soaked burrs have to Ire fished out of
the swirling yellow torrents that fur
row the ground in all directions. Wet
or dry, however, October, unless the
yield be exceptionally scanty, is a sea
son of abundance and rejoicing through
the country, while the peasants consume
the fresh chestnuts by the sackful, not
makes open-air life unalloyed pleasure ;
but, on the other hund, one can hardly
roasted, as they are eaten in the cities,
but plainly boiled and eaten hot from
the husk. The great mass are spread
on the floor of the drying-houses—blind
deserted-looking buildings scattered
through the woods for this purpose,
and which in the autumn seem to
smoulder internally, as the smoke of the
tire lit to extract the moisture from the
fresh chestnuts escapes- through all the
interstices of the roof and walls. From
the drying-house they are taken to the
mill and ground into farina dolce, a
tine meal of pinkish color and sickly
sweet flavor, which forms the staple
food of the population. From this they
make jxtfcnta or porridge, in other dis
tricts made from Indian meal, and need,
round cakes baked between chestnut
leaves, which are kept and dried for the
pur}>ose, with the result of imparting a
slightly pungent flavor of smoke that
the stranger will hardly find an improve
ment. Other delicacies, too, are made
from the chestnut flour, such as cakes
covered with chocolate and sugar, but
none of them are likely to commend
themselves to northern palates.
" He la Our'n!"
One of the post-office agents who was
making a trip through the northern part
ot the Lower Peninsula, Michigan, this
summer, came across a mail route
through the woods from one hamlet to
another, with a weekly average of two
letters and one paper in the bags. The
carrier wore a coon-skin cap and rode a
jronv about as fat as a case-knife, and
lie took things so easy that the agent
saw tit to question him a little :
"My man. do you realize that you
represent the United States?"
"Wall, I kinder reckon."
"And you feel the responsibility, I
"Bet yer goggles I dew."
"You know you must brave all perils
to get your mails safely through ?"
"That thar' boss an' me ar' good fur
anything twice our size, I reckon."
"If attacked by roblrers, what would
you do ?"
"Bury 'em !"
"Suppose you were offered money to
give up the mail bair ?"
"No danger o' that, mister. I don't
believe the hull county could serai>e up
"There are awful fires in these woods
"K'rect I've seen b'ars roasted
alive when they wasn't within a mile of
"Well, now, if you were to find your
self surrounded by a fierce forest fire
what would you do ?"
"Fire all around ?"
"No chance to burrow under or fly
"Wall, mister, it would be kinder
tuff, but I'd remember that I represent
the government. I'd kill my hoss, eat
the mail, and die shouting: "We have
met the inemy, and he is our'u !"
.Pure Old Cojjnac.
"Give me a little old brandy doctor,"
replied the reporter.
"Very well, sir," replied Dr. Leflman,
who is the state microscopist of Pciinsvl
vania. "You shall have a bottle to put
in your pocket. As you see, I take about
half a pint of rectified spirit and mix
with it a few drops of coloring solution
and concentrated essence of brandy—
that is, the brandy flavor prepared by
the druggist, and by brisk agitation the
mixture acquires the appearance of
cognac. You like a little bead ? Very
well; I add a little out of this vial, a
preparation of nitro-benzoin or artificial
oil of bitter almonds. Now, as I pour it
out, the bubbles remain for some time
at the top, However, it does not
ripe or full-blooded yet, so I add a few
drops of a preparation principally com
posed of glycerine and called by the
trade 'age and body.' Another good
shake, and all I need is a label certifying
that the article is 'ten year old Cognac
brandy,' and there you have my brandy
ready for market. Of oourse, the ex
periment has been a very hasty one. I
simply intended to show you the princi
ple. In practice about half a pound of
each of the substances I have just made
use of would be added to forty gallons
of rectified spirits, and a very respectable
and by no means injurious brandy is
the result. In brief, the adulteration of
spirituous liquids—that is the artificial
production in a few hours by chemical
process of a similar result to that
attained by nature in the course of
months, or even years—has every claim
to be regarded as a triumph of science.'
Some of the samples of ice analyzed by
A. Kudiger yielded large quantities of al
A Kouian Banquet.
The following in a description of a Ro
man banquet which took place about 76 B.
C., on the ninth ( alends of September.
This supper, winch corresponded more
nearly with the dinner of modern times,
was given by lieululus, to celebrate his
inauguration as Flunieu Martiahs, an offl
cer who ranked among the flanunes second
only to the Flamen Dialis. The company
comprised seven of the pontiflces, Q. Catn
lus, M. .Eimlius L-pldus, D. Svllanus, P.
Bca;vola Bextus, Cornelius. P. Volum
nius. I*. Albinovauus, the rex aacrorurn
C. C'teser, and L. Julius Ctesar the augur.
The party, however, was not limited to
men. There were present four of, the ves
tals— Popiha, Perpema, Lirinia. ana Arun
cia (the remaining two of their colleagues
were probably obliged to rcmam at the
temnle to attend the sacred tires), the wife
of Lentilus, Publicia, the Aaminica, and
Lis mother-in-law Bempronia. The pres
ence of the vestals may occasion some sur
prise, but their position was in many re
spects anomalous, 'i he honors paid to
ihem were very r markable. They were
attended by a hctor wh' n they went out,
and even consuls and governors made way
for them. Like the peers of Eugland,
they gave their ev : dence without taking an
oatn. The duties of their office were re
quired to be very strictly performed, and
the most terrible punishments awaited any
violation of their vows. They enjoyed a
fair amount of liberty, and were allowed
to walk about the city, to attend theatres
and gladiatorial exhibitions, where the best
places were reserved for thein, and they
were, as we see, scmetiu.es present at so
cial entertainments. They were even
able, after thirty years' service as ve>tals,
to uuconsecrate themselves and to marry.
The company at banquet was ar
ranged in three triclinia, with ivory couch
es. The pontiflces occupied two of the
triclinia, and the third was given to the
ladies. From the recumbent positions of
the guests, who wen; said to lie in the
bosoms of each other ( alicujus in sinu
cubare\ it would not have been decorous
for the ladies and gentlemen to occupy the
same couch, and it was, indeed, only in the
later days of itome that the ladies adopted
the custom of reclining tu table. The re
past generally commenced with the ante
carna, for which it was usual to serve horn
ifceuvre* for the puqxwe of stimulating the
appetite, bnt on this occasion the menu of
the antecaena or gustatio contained some
dishes which were tolerably solid. Raw
oysters a discretion (ostrea cruda
quantum rellent), several kinds of shell
tish ("echini, peleridea, spondyli, glyco
msndes, murices, purpura;, balani aibi et
uign urticse"), thrushes, asparagus, fatted
fowls, oyster patties, ortolans, haunches of
a goat and wild l>oar, and rich meat made
into pasties. For the catna there were
pork, wild boar, fish patties, pork pies,
rlucks, tee! soup, bares, rich meal roasted,
wbeaten cakes and rolls. The conversa
tion is not recorded, but it is to be hoped
that the company (following the advice
given in the •'Attica; Nodes ' of AulusUel
lius) avoiced painful and involved subjects,
and limited their discourse to the common
topics of every-day life.
The CeuMU of Great Britain
On the uiglit of April 4 the population
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, including the islands in
British waters (the Isle of Man and the
Channel Islands), together with the
army and navy and merchant seamen
abroad, was found to be 35,246,562, an
increase of 4,147,236 as compared with
the returns of the census of 1871. The
females exceed the males by a little over
700,000. The percentage of population
for Eugland was 69.8; for Wales, 3.8;
for Scotland, 10.6; for Ireland 14.6
The remainder, 1.2 per cent, was dis
tributed between the Isle of Man (0.2),
the Channel Islunds (0.3), and the army,
navy, and seamen abroad (0.7). The
density of population in England and
Wales is 440 to the square mile. The
greatest density is in the mining and
manufacturing counties. Lancashire
has over 1,700 to the square mile, and
Middlesex (outside of London), 1,364.
Six oounties in England and one in
Wales have over 500 to the square mile.
London has 486,286 houses and a popu
lation of 3,814,571, having increased
over half a million in the past ten years.
The density of population in London is
now 32,326 to the square mile. Liver
pool ranks next to London in England,
with a population over 550,000; Bir
mingham has over 400,000 ; Manchester
and Leeds each exceed 300,000 ; Shef
field and Bristol have over 200,000 in
habitants each. Curiously the popula
tion of Manchester has fallen off" 10,000
since the census of 1871.
Blonde Hair Changed to Black.
A recent paper from Prof. Prentiss, re
cords a very remarkable change in
color of the hair of a lady patient who
had been treated several months for
blood poisoning with jaborandi, a
Brazilian plant used in medicine. This
medicine, which is given to produce
sweating iu certain rare cases, was first
riven to the patient in subcutaneous in
actions in December last. At that time,
md previously, her hair was a light
blonde, but within about two weeks a
;hange toward a darker color was a
perceptible, which increased until, in the
uiddle of January, the hair became of a
'hestnut color. In May the color was
learly a pure black, which it still re
ams, although there is a slightly appar
ent tendency to return again to a lighter
•olor. At this is the only recorded case
>f this plant (which is not, however, in
•orumon use) having produced any per
ceptible change in the color of human
hair, it becomes a matter of interest to
know how this change was brought
about and how often it might accompany
the use of this remedy. A microscopic
examination shows the hair to contain a
greatly increased quantity of pigment
matter, and scientists now await with in
terest the results of future growths to
ascertain whether they will retain their
old color or retain that newly acquired.
—The rose gardens of Adrianople cov
er 14,000 acres.
—Coaches were first let for hife in
Jjondon in 1625,
FOOD FOR THOUGHT.
What ought not to be done, do not
even think of doing.
If you do not wish to trade with the
devil, keep out of his shop.
An idle reason lessens the weight of
the good ones you gave before.
All women wish to be esteemed—they
care less about being respected.
It is easier to suppress the first desire
than to satisfy all that follow it.
A man who don't know anything will
tell you the first chance he gets.
A gilded frame makes a good picture
in the eyes of nearly all the world.
While learning adorns a man, let us
remember that truth ennobles him.
It is right to be contented with what
we have, but never with what we are.
Nothing can constitute good breeding
that has not good nature for its founda
A man's own good breeding is the best
security against other people's ill man
Blessings on the head of him or her
who lauglis the blues out of a weary
Virtue requires no other recompense
than the tribute of self-approbation and
A man looks at a woman from head to
foot—a woman looks at a man from foot
No reproof or denunciation is so po
tent as the silent influence of a good
We are acquainted witii the justice of
God, but know nothing about his juris
Good intentions are the seeds of good
actions, though they do not always pro
Education is the proper employment
not only of our early years, but of our
As the prickliest leaves are the driest,
st> the pertest fellows are generally the
The smaller the calibre of the mind
the greater the bore of a perpetually
Never attempt to oonvince a woman
of anything by argument—you must re
sort to emotion.
If you wish that your own merits
should be recognized you must recog
nize the merits others.
Advice is liks snow, the softer it falls
the longer it dwells upon and the deeper
it sinks into the mind
"Heaven made virtue ; man the ap
pearance ;" and, very naturally, man
prefers his own invention.
He that does a base thing in zeal for
his friend burns the golden thread that
ties their hearts together.
God would have been very illogical
and cruel if, having made Life what it
is, he had not made Death.
One of the most important rules of
science of manners is an almost absolute
silence with regard to yourself.
It is easy enough to make a man
laugh, but to gain his respect, at the
same time, is not so easy a thing.
The man who cannot take care oi
himself is about as safe among wild
beasts as among his fellow-beings.
The wealthy miser lives as a poor
man here ; but he must give account as
a rich man in the day of judgment.
Almost anybody oan send a boy on an
errand but only the wealthy have leisure
to spare to wait for him to get back.
There is no better reward than the
approval of our own conscience. It is
worth more than all others together.
To form true men, it is indispensable
that this precept should be engraven on
their hearts- -Fear nothing but remorse.
Those whom we nave loved and lost
are no longer where they used to l>e,
but, ever and everywhere, where we
The reputation of a man is like his
shadow—gigantic when it precedes, and
pigmy in its proportions when it follows
Style is the only frame to hold our
thoughts. It is like the sash of a win
dow—a heavy sash will obscure the
Deathbed repentance is burning the
candle of life in the service of the devil,
then blowing the snuff in the face of
Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds
a brightness over everything. It is the
sweetener of toil and the soother of dis
One reason why the world is not re
formed is, that everybody would have
others make a beginning, and thinks not
Women who love are always afraid
they are not loved. Women who are
not loved always flatter themselves that
they are loved.
The winter frost must rend the burr
of the nut before the fruit is seen. So
adversity tempers the human heart to
disoover its real worth.
Wickedness can be seen through the
thickest fog, but virtue has to have an
electric light turned on it before it will
be recognized by the world.
Exclusively of the abstract sciences
the largest and worthiest portions of our
knowledge consists of aphorisms, and
the greatest and best of men is but an
When a man is dangerously ill, the
law grants dispensation, for it says :
"You may break one Sabbath on his be
half, that he may be preserved to keep
A thorough-paced antiquarian not
only remembers what all other people
have thought proper to forget, but he
also forgets what ail other people think
it proper to remember.
An apology in the original sense was
a pleading off from some charge or im
putation, by explaining or defending
principles or conduct. It therefore
amounted to a vindication.
I never work better that when I am
inspired by anger ; when lam angry I
can write, pray and preach well ; for
then my whole temperament is quick
ened, my understanding sharpened, and
I all mundane vexation# and temptation#