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iO ONK SVPl'OSEOTO 1SE KALSL.
If yet to old p. tier t ion true,
One chord in a'! thy .heart remain
J J' yet can fall fume pitying dew
1'j.ou a In other's p-.in
If recollection's hhn:-. .1 t-h- t
Ct-il et relief t the days ciu'. !,
O'a 'x t the chord re.-j-'i.ae beat,
Ai.-l memory iim.oM
11 ,w closely once "0 tw
T he- tv, ..1 the
lAik b.:.-k to days when h.ii. l ill I Ui-b
1:'. r-ril- ar..i aim- a f.m.ly I
We wa.f.'-KNl throU.::i a dn-an y Ian !,
Ai.d iit'i. h sm-'t :"'
th.r 1. 1- 1 t.i- h.uf. out .-.:, at
it!, in ili to 'iart- ;.'..i! t.ot ii
( :..- ! .1- are n.' .i-- ''her trv e-t,
A: 1 ei ' e aeti . 1 ' c-:t
I'rmn '! d in .n.i w h-re oli 1 1 -tt
'1 t.e s-'.ii.e U:at ti. ar- fix hum-M K-t
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'1 to ll il'I ta
I .he r. col'i tt
Fh.it.e.l t v
;. .jh v ..i:.
than ucao.'. ti.ui (wuui -,t
h-.jt.ot y- t d- i
i- u! r:i i.-er
fi . nit' v ;
. th- h ail has lu-t i'. t toll-,
'1 :.f l.ht with.'.r.twu. t-a: eiio.-o 11
Vita i.oia- to v. 111 j :'.:.- a.-;.--
.'re-!K..ti.id. lit wniti.;.' yuiti
'J he dicouiy d: u, the iiiaJle.;tn
MJ1 th-rilg la .! t" ny l'd.
.... ' .., thv Lit ! antii
A !.:' :.i.e m:!.'-' n1 1
;-. in- m ...nt. t- ol ! Unoiis joy.
And t'.a 11 the- Im.i le; :-!
Ai.d on my to;i:b let t'nU he writ. '
The limn l-'.ow war van!; ; his brain
Had power that could not hcia lit
That couhl hut with pain
A w arm heart wither in ins breast
tine pa ion swail-'w nil the rest.''
A WU!U FOI4 r-MlKXTS .'D TEA'intKS.
BT T. S. AltTlILK.
Incorrigible hoy 1" exclaimed Mr. Wilkins,
addressing a lad who stood before him with (lush
ed face, and eyes resting iit-on the floor. " Did I
not positively f irbid this ?"
To his fathtr's angry interrogation, this l-oy
' Did you hear me, sir :"
Still no answer.
" William !" Mr. Wilkins laid Ids hand, with
a sharp grip, on the boy's shoulder. The latter
raised his eyes, that were moist with fathering
tars, and fixed them, with all appealing glance,
on his father's lace.
" Why don't you answer me, say ? Iidn't I
I'sitivcly f.irbitl your going with those boys ?"
" Yes, sir," was faintly answered.
" And yet, aRer my p.rohibition, you went,
thus acting from a deliberate spirit of disobedi
ence." Mr. Wilkins was much excited. He was rath
er a stern man ; quick in his conclusions, strong
of will, yet not intuitive in his estimatesof char
acter. William, his oldest boy, from his prone
ncss to go wrong, had given him a great deal of
trouble. To use his own words, he was " almost
out of heart with him." His second son, Ed
ward, was altogether a different lad. From his
earliest years, he had been mild an obedient.
If his parents forbade his going anywhere, the
proliibition was never regarded as a hardship.
Possessing an innate power to abstract pleasure
from onlinarv surroundinirs ; content with the
present good, whatever it might be ; he had lit- j
tie temptation to wtimter irom rigm paui.-,. ov.
aiKerentwastiieinuemeucii.ua..iei ei ni.a.u ,
Htcins. lie nau a quick unmi, aim a su-onir ,
imagination, with coyctousncss, excitability, and
a love of sensual pleasures. Now, it neverscem
cd to occur to his father, that the marked tlitl'ei
ence between Wilhni and his brother Edward,
was something forwhich the former was to be
pitied, rather than blamed. He thought of the
boy's iierverseness as acquired or deliberate ; not
as the fountain sending forth bitter waters, be
cause it possessed no innate sweetness. Every
wrong act was set down as the olispi ing of a pnr-por-e
to do wrong, instead of a yielding to tempta
tion. And so, he had no patience with the lad,
who, it may be remarked, was a better boy than
he had been at the same age.
The father was excited at his child's tlisobcdi
ence, and, rejecting all excuses, punished liim
with unwonted severity.
The mother's deeper love for her cliiklrcn made
her wiser. She better understood the ground
work of William's character ; cotdd see farther
below the surface. AVheu his father blamed, the
only pitied ; for she saw that in the Ixiy's mind
.r.K,f. ?nt.n Klm-rhs with he-.,,i;,nrv-
... ,..,..., ...v
clinings ; and if heoftcii fell, he sometimes con-
A ,',b Kdward. all elided on smoothie
as a summer sea ; for his impulses w;ere to g.od
rather than to evil. To'oU-y was an instinct of
his mind. Often did Mr. Wilkins unwisely hold
up Edward as an example for his oldest sou the
effect was to sow seeds of self-righteousness in
the breast of the former, and anger towards his
brother in that of the latter. Very differently,
however, acted the mother. She Clever repelled
tor Ting toy ; but, even when gncycd aad of-
funded by his worst faults, sought to draw hhn to
her side and win his confidence. When he came
weeping to her room, and angry with his father
for the punishment inflicted, she said to him ia a
grieving, not a chiding voice
" IIow could you do so, William ?"
" I wasn't in any harm, mother," sobbed the
boy. u We only went over into Eailcy's wood
for some nuts."
" Still, you did wrong; for' your father posi
tively forbade your going with those boys."
" They're not bad boys, mother."
That isn't-the point, William. Your falh
er's com maud must 1 your law. lie has Lis own
weimi:'iMl tl...v maauaii m s: r not ri'i:;i:.'
10,1 i ku n eomoanv mi l t ics; ovs. I !.e
1' i - . - j
i wroiiz, on your part, lies in the eli.-ohidleiicc." i
" Well, I didn't intend to go with them, n.-
ther. When father told me Hot to e-o so, I meant
to obey him. I ahvays itn.au to oUy him, f r I
1 kaoir that is litdii. Lut nniiti:iKS 1 f- rget :
and sometimes I w ant to do what he lias I r! id-
de.'i so verv l.i.i' h
h.it it .-ct.is ns if I con! .1 t
It ws bo this m-. n.icg. L i-.t
i Light I hi V awake f 1 a 1 :ig ti:..e, t!:i:.kii:c 1
nice u w on; 1 ia-
to l.,i : y s w-r an 1 1
S"t:ie nuts. It v a
al-ut t lii - 11.01 ltii; '
the Ilr-t thiitg I t!
a:i 1 altt.rbii.ai.hi
I a.-ki -1 i
L l.iai I if lie woi.ll.i't
, 1 r w 1
t : v niiy Vi !.n c.
y :r.y.-t!f, f.-r it isu't j ha.-ant
the Moj ls. tsj. v. lieu Mr.
I said th.
; gnthu-nuts, it didn't -eeiu s- if ii wou:d be very
! w romr to w ii.ii th' M and s I Weill.
I It is viry wrong to didxy your hither, Wil-
i !i.u:i," said !iis iiiotlit-r.
! " I know it is. Fut I v, i-h he Wouldn't always
! l-j telling me not to do this, and not to do that,
j and not to do the other. I wouldn't go wrong,
j nor-ct punished half so often"."
" ilut, if he sees danger in your way, my son,
t.r. ,..f tit'r .1 eoi... of e -u-i' i Ti 'r V 11 The lute
t li.ii i.e not oik. t , v.-. . . .-
! did not aiisw er. " Thee is danger in an associ
ation with those boys," said the mother.
" I never saw the-in do anything so very
" What would you say cd boys who were guil
ty of robbing orchards' and hen-roosts V A red
spot burned instantly on Williams' face. "Would
you call that very wrong V
" Of such wicked a-ts have these boys been
guilty ; and into such wicked acts you may be
led, my son, if you keep their company."
" Why , mother ! Do you think I could be
tempted to do such a thing ?''
You are easily tempted, William, too easily;
and tliis is v.hy your father is so strict in his in
junctions. If he permits you to keep company
with boys who rob orchards aiid heii-roo.-ts. he
has uo security that you will not be led astray
into commission of the same evils; or, if m.-t ae
tnnllv c-uiltv of such deeds, that you will be ad-
dged guilty, because seen in the comp;
J c ' "
those who coiiintiL them.
William looked serious, and stood for some
time with his eyes cast upon the lioor.
" Why didn't he tell me all this ?" heat length
asked. "I'm sure, if I'd known they were
thieves, I'd never been caught in their company.
lJut that's just the way with father! lie's al
ways saying Don't do tliis.or don't do that.
But nev er gives a rer.son."
" Hush, my son. It is not right to speak so of
" But it's true, mother. If he'd told me, when
lie forbade my going with Mr. Jones' boys, that
they had stolen apples, and robbed hen's nests,
do you think I'd have been seen in their compa
ny i No, indeed. He would have saved me from
disobedience and punishment."
Farther remarks, of this tenor, the mother
did not permit her boy to make.. Their force
came upon her mind with almost stunning ef
fect. At school, William was no favorite with his
teachers. Too rarely, indeed, do we find the in
tellectual endowments, requisite for a teacher,
oiiitiil wilb lhiistt looriil mi.ilitie-s that should ever
, c Cii!ieJ by th0i,c t0 lQm ore committed
, all.iiriporlaIlt work of educating the minds of
immortals. Unfortunately for William
A "iikins, his teachers were meu of no intuitive
perceptions of character, and no uuscliish regard
for the well-being of others. The natural impul
ses of this wayward 'boy w ere rvnuUul hihiii. in
anger, and prejudged as if they were deliberate
purposes. Moreover, as he soon acquired the
reputation of being a troublesome boy, lie was
observed more narrowly, and censured and pun
ished more frequently than other lads guilty of
like offences. He grew reckless in consequence.
His efforts to do right were never met by appro
val, wliile his wrong deeds always brought a
Punishments, complaints, and temporary sus
pensions, marked the progress of his education,
bringing with them additional punishments at
home. Lnder such a system, the boy's life w as
rendered miserable ; while, instead of growing
better, he was daily growing worse that is, less
hopeful of Ins own ability to do what was right.
Never stimulated, tlirough encouragement, cx-
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j T U1S ioiiier-auu me i ine ..i -,,u
had small power to overcome the adverse m
j ence exerted at almost every point-and soured
! towards his father and Iris teachers, ,.c was grow-
! ing more and nrore reckless, and really beginning
; to think himself what his father most unwisely
j pronounced him "A boy doomed to du-grae-e
both himself and family.
Such was the state of affairs, when, one uay,
wfiile a gentleman was in conversation with Mr.
Wilkins, William came to him and delivered some
" Is this your son V asked the gentleman
" Yes, sir, that is 1113- oldest boy," was an
swered. " A fine, bright-looking lad !" said the man.
" I only wish he was as good as he looks," re
plied Mr. Wilkins, in a voice that conveyed quite
as disparaging a meaning as his words.
Instantly the countenance of William, which
had brightened at the stringer's remark, fell.
A few moments afterwards, he w as sharply re
proved by his father, for turning over some pape rs
on his desk, when, with a Hushed and angry
brow, he went hastily from the room. The ryes
f the stranger fallowed the retiring firm f the
boy with an
1 if wtwrr -it """for a
moments lie remained tiion-lului ami s:.u.t.
tJ.is pau.-o, a i.ni came 1:1. Rii-l o
to Mr. ilkius, iinmedi.itcly ret
l.tti n c
li in fIi--,vd the li.tniel reading i f this
'M-.te Irouble," he .-aid.
mo Ix ye'id u'.l 1 :uhii aiifc."
" Vlla: i., the n.atter f" 1:
'A Ji-.'.e ft :.i the- j.r.ti:pul
i.sy -u g 1 s. Iha lit f.r
That l.y worries
f titr M h oj w ln.le
ir.-iil" a. id. with
a -::! . t'.ir v. .t:;t -f i ar tnal tl hca-'y imd w i.-d":.i, J
the vi-n ili-man tl e li-jtejn-t rtieiv-
I atu a .a:;i Ihreed to 1 -iiitpluiii i f your r.
' i--l in the school. Ui.le.-s theru is an 1 ti
:t h t'ij and de i ud hit roviM - nt Li his ljeh.i- 1
r, I d be .!: . ,. painful as will 1-e th
uiui native, to ri-qtu.-,t his withdrawal."
" Tiie lad 1 .-aw jast now not me ant, sure
ly V rel-iaiked the gi utlenian.
" The san.e." a:.-.wered Mr. Vilkins.
IX,- g.-s to Mr. Mellevilie, I see."
" Yes, sir." .
" It it.ay be, that the lioy is ll 't so mucli to.
blame as his teachers," said the gentleman.
:' Mr. Mellevilie 'a' school has the bc.-t reputation
in the city."
' That doesn't make it the most desirable, how
ever. Your son, I should suppose, from a glance
at Lis fice, is a bright, active lay, full of impulse,
and not very quick to think of consequences."
' You hit his character pretty well. Add,
perverse, and always mure inclined to go w rong
than right, and you have a fuller doscrijdion."
" A bad school lbr such a boy," said the gen-
tlemau. ' If lie were my son, I would remove
him at once," -
" Why so ?"
" There are over two hundred in the school."
" And five teachers."
"I don't know the exact number."
I do. And each of these teachers gives in
struction, in certain branches, ekiily, to each of
those two hundred scholars. Now, it stands to
rea.-on, thai rarliculr.r adaptations are out of the
question. A certain routine of lessons is all that
can possibly be expected. As to having special
regard to the peculiarities of temperaments and
mental activities in scholars, that is out of the
ti'.n. i-.acii nas to io nuu upon a uiuu 01
;nd, if too short, stretched to
tho required dimensions if too long, .-horn of
some fair proportions. Only those who happen
to be of the right length, escape injustice, and it
may !e, lifj le
injure Does not this strike
you on a moment's relleclie.ii V
" I never gave it a thought before,"
" A boy, such as your sen appears to lie, can
not possibly pass through one of these schools,
where children are educated by wholesale, with
out receiving permanent injury. Troublesome
b.ys arc rdways marked in" such institutions, and
gotten rid of as quickly as possible. Now, these
troublesome boys are, usually, those who have
the greater force of character, whose hereditary
impulses are strongest. If wisely led into the
right way, they make our best and most cine ient
men ; but if, through defect of education, they go
wrong, the world kuows them as its worst ene
mies. They need the wisest care ; the tenderer t
and most considerate treatment. They do not
commit oH'eiiees so much for a purpose to do
wrong, as from hereditary impulses. These im
pulses, when they appear, should not excite our
anger, but our pity. We should do all in our
power to trive the boy a moral strength to over
come in his daily temptations to wrong ; and.
when he does wrong, while we censure evil as
evil, we should seek to inspire the youthful wrest
ler with cheerful hope? of Until conquest
" You startle my mind with new views on this
subject," .said Mr. waL-iiii. " A bxht is break
ing in upon me. But, where are teachers to lie
found who will regard their scholars witn a wise
and conscientious discrimination ? Who will
take these active, troublesome boys, rnd in pa
tience and long suffering, help them to overcome
their constitutional perverseness ?"
" Such men arc to be found," replied the gen
tleman. " They are not many m nuniuer, How
ever. One I do know, to whom I induced niy
sister to send a lad who was always in trouble at
Mr. Mellcv ille's, and w ho was finally expelled
from the school."'
" And with what result ?"' eagerly asked Mr
tween them. Deliberately, I am sure, my ncphew
vould not, in anything, olfeiid his jierceptor. At
Mr. Mellevilie 's he was all the time unae-r ecu
sure lor disrespect to principal er icaeiiei 3.
' IIow was so great a change ciicetcd ?" enqui-
red Mr. Wilkins.
"By a mild firmness on the part of the teacher
,'n tho beiriiniin-' an anneal to the boy's self-re-
. .. .'
C J "
Kncct ami such a ceuerous
oulgoinj; of good-will
towards him, that he could not but feel that his
i HIV. OllilUiiy .SHOvll-a --e u.. . - ...... ; vitsiai i t.t.vv ..... f i , 11.1....1 I l..i I.. ' l l.l' l.l . .o-.. ... . ........
The happiest lobe conceived. In less than ! .nt usjiwj jn aiec;c form, or ! cut in which it is their intention to exhibit the Portsmouth. Ncwl urviort . and other oil ies where
a week afur he entered tins new school, which is : f"' ' V' "" r c.;(r '.-a .,,or j " idlem ss of all nations," i:.stt:id of the industry. ' j.a nveutly bii-ni'.iirodticcd. it is said, that
awecaiarneen. : lengthened face, or still and ig.d i a..u - ,jt thc Miwhv arfu.Us wdl he ad- ' Mailable on.au eutal l.ws have Urn destroyed hv-
lmnted to twelve in number, horn he and tht. . SNVtttU. tw SixhhvLlh air ..l.-U iloat t!,c j . - ; thelcaka-a- f the cas 1-iT,-s. By ihe o-.-ape of
teacher understood each other perlectly ; and now ; ,n:Ui,i'hymn of happy childhood : blending with I l,a7.v men, professional Ugrros, loafers, fihhy gas from 'broken pipes, it 'ha, been found that all
thc utmost conUdcnco aud good feeling exist he- j , f f l.tfj'ajvi wafted iq.w.lrd, with ! street congressmen, who must bring a scs.-i.ni trees within fifty fvvt of the leakage have bet: i
teacher was a true friend and not a tyrant. Af
fection for the oil: e led this man l ! mie an
instructor of youth. I.ive r-fchildri 11 i:ia!-.c-s l:im
accurate in his creep: io:i .f lln-ir character, at: l
wisin all that appertains t- their red g-x-l. lie
ut-r rej-e'.s them by har.-h or auTy word -5 ; but
always so shows them their fault a that go;. I n
hjius f,T the future are aw ak in 1."
";If Icould ov.ly get my boy with him," i-aid
Mr.Hvilkitis, h-.w il.ai.htul I we.uM be-."
.Thete is a single- va .-aney, 1 Ulitvo."
. "U it in the city I"
1 att. Mitry 1 r thru, repaid -ir. u
" i hae-aluas l.nv:i oj-J.-id to .-.il la.
r.v:i) fi'.-.u 1 me."
'.' Net on! v a
.-1 I . -... 1 , 1 at jicw d-iii.t -ti
e- be - I ) a h- l.ke
!: u.-leis .li e 1 fit :i the
.-o;-" vas .i:bv.irel.
a boy ,i 1 t.
.: i'.n 1 that in- i li r:i
Nvtiuk 1. lie-f. ...
tloti at l.-o.e t Li
re Kteht.iry, .m l th
ihclii. (pal'iwii fi 1 c-
h. aio :i
i.;.vr. - th-
a.i : i !-. ai inr. In fa
1 '.in v.i tvlls, in our c
no.i'.g. Fi'.v .-11111 -
t, the 1 1 ton i! j n n.-., t-t
i.l i.e.i, i-. p.aitl-'iih :!y au-
1 -.til 1 i. l ue :t."'
'a- Mr. 'iVilkius by the--was
bieak'mg into hi-
, iiiii.--'.f in a new
H a- .!
i i o.i.s : A m v i
! niii 1, by w hich he-
I on. lit loi'tt-l.iy child'.- K trielid," .-ai i he
to Idm.-elf. Iliarth.it I have been his v. ct -t
liivv i-.vititiiry was the chat
ie that iii.inedia'el-.
1; t l.ue. From Mr. Mei'ev iiie's sc1i.h
liaiuwasat on-e removed, and placed under the
car of the teacher sn strongly recunntended.
The boy, when he l anted that a new complaint
Iia.l been made against him by Mr. Mellevilie,
suddenly prepared himself for a sharp rebuke or
soy t-re lUi.i.-hnient.
' William," sai l his talker to him, 'd have a
not? from your teacher, with renewed com
phtiut,." The tone was not r.ngr and this created sur
jiri -e. T!io hoy looked up. half fearfully.
I think we had better try a new school,"' ad
ded Mr. Wilkins. now speaking with something
of cheerfulness in his voice.
Y ii'ua'u did not reply, but gazed wonderiugiy
at his father.
IIow wot ill you like to go to Mr. Barclay V
' (-h, very much," was answered in a quick
voice and with a brightening face.
" You h..v c heard of hhn V
" Yes, sir. Edward Jones goes there."
" Very well. We will go out there to-morrow,
and if Mr. Barclay has a vacancy, I will enter
you i:i h:- school."
Xo more was .-aid. Not a reference was made
to the past, nor a hope expressed, at the time, lor
the future. The new life was entered upon in a
cheerful spirit, and soon it was plain to all, that
the wayward boy had come tin let- the needed in
fluences. He had now help and encouragement,
j not angry repulse, ami worse than useless punish
ment. He was no longer compelled to adapt him
self to all surroundin-' circumstances ; but there
was a judicious bending of circumstances to his
case ; and a wise guardianship over him. looking
to the repression of evil and the cneouiagcnieiit ol
what was good. And so, instead of being warped
and twisted through a false external pressure, he
grew up into a goodly tree, beating, in manhood,
fair fruit in rich abundance. LaJus' Wrtulh.
I have ahororof " best" things, come they in
the sha;e of shoes, garments, bonnets, or rooms.
In such a harness my soul peers restlessly out,
aiikimr, " if I le I
T'm nuzzled to laid myself. J
I become still' and formal, and artiticial as wy
But of all the best things, spare me the intlic
t ion of a best room." Out, uon a carpet too
fine to tread upon, book.; too dainty to handle,
sofa'K that but mock your weary limbs, and cur
tains that dare not face a ray of sunlight !
Had I a house, there should be no " best room"
in it. No upholsterer should vxoivi.se comfort, or
children, from my door-sill. The free fresh air
shoiii 1 be welcome to play through it ; the bright
glad r,un.-hiue to lighten and warm it; while
fresh Mantel llowcrs should woo us visits fro.ii
humniiu--bird and drowsy bee.
lor pictures, l u loo.v nwn out. n. . ... . . .
J in.u:i . UuJ. j.iiiiiiul by the Great Master,
I ever fresh, ever varied, ami never mturc-l by en
! vious . " cross lights ;"' now, wreathed in morti
i ing's silvery mist ; now, 1 -asking in noon's broad
j beam ; now, Hushed with sunset's golden glow,
I now sleeping in dreamy l.ioon-hgltt.
j For statuary, id! my hou.-c with children rosy
! dimpled, laughir.s children now, tossing their
sunny riuglets ftoia open bi-o.vs : now, veiling
' their merry eves in sluraherous dreams, 'ueuth
sjiow-white lids ; now sweetly grave, on bended
' knees with clasped hands, and lisped words of
I holy prayer.
Hid I ssy I'd have nothin
ti overs incense.
-- f,,VE Ic ollould be no day for
w nose cry name is
' purxitng tuc
- j iiaif.,Welo.m-d brain of childhood with gl-'t-my
i . . .
! crei.as to shake the simple faith that prompts the
ifTriocent,lirs to say, " Our Father." It should
j be no day to sit upright on stiff-backed chairs,
' till the golden sun should set. No ; the birds
' should not be more welcome to w arblc, the flow-
. ... .
ers to chink m the air and snnltght, or tne tiers
to toss their little limbs, free and f -ttcrlcss.
i.i..i,!.i;iiii;i.iii iVi.i in,i ft a-rT-li-.-3.
I CJ 1 ,l,,..,'t 1,. tl... lirst die- of n 1 1 (he -........ 1 ll.,l.w a IfiifO 1;ir'l V tliO lillstlltl T,.,-.-.. n..i-Ti..,o ni,v C , To C I i-im
. . , .... ve Oil them. Sil l ltanii.es. k:
L. M i .1.1 . ..... - ' ' .
Flo, n whence d'-es this .-:i l laim-iit i
under (,(;(- tw;, oh ini-takeii but w
C 'ii.'i.-iiau p:uilit- : fi"i:l the- !: !
v h ':!i you Cui-.ija 1 to listen t- twe. or t
:ie ii'i :i-
teihg.liic serine' TV , .-a:ui iehi'I
n:!i')I-, an-1 tl.ii-hed d'sit ii':
n juiiti itis (ferifls an-l -:iu. h
it two 11
e. ti 1 . - -: . ,
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' I'm so f"i 1 that tii-iii' rrnw is
ha - s our wiary j.-tiiii ! N w.-n '.. 1 t ..-ir h i 1 ' i !'. ui t - i f--r l-i'.-! -!.'..;
1 .. . 1 1. t :t t It. ike' 1 a!i lJo-ll'! 1:1
! v ti i o:.e U nuil .--abl -at h."
:i. i::i-takt 11 p:tov:it ! rehix thv- i.vir-:iji'inl j
' b..-. ,i,ir,-,,.'l 'f ' :rt 1 1,' ,1 f. 1 I. .a',- the I
; .c.i' ..'.;Ii w liat .'! h::.i 1 i', 1. .t a i-;:i:.c-
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i ( v.! i ' F- l' ':l . " i l l 1 1 on " Ho ha v e
-'.t e - n. a h- i i- i I t In a in h-v i..ti.
Ii -.. i..s Co:..; anie-1 1 v liter. her ia'. ' r "t
Tl.- no '.'.-j the h into.'- ;-ah;:. of itro-th". r II. th.it
It : -. (':; th- iii-t r.i dif ti.ey -tun 1 with i.i-o.
Di.r'ii'.'uruit-i-.i'Ui ";!; r-at i t reinity". li
ve .1- in iiirhi-J.it of holding iaintlv wor-hip, mor
ni r.:i I cvitiing. 1-ut he treito-h-l r.t (he thought
i' ih'.in; .' 0 in the pre.- us e -f uc-ts .- distiti-uui-h.-d
as Mr. Clay and hi. friend. His little
chil-h .1 were becoming sleepy, and hi wife, by
-i.Hii.i ant gestures, su;."-; red that the time lor
prayer had culiie. 11: oilier V. looted to his
de-Is that "perhaps they would like to go to
bed." But Mr. Clay with great olitcne.-s. said
that " he did not feel at all sleepy, aud unless it
were intrusive, he wouldbc happy to i njoy his so
ciety loiurer." Of course Brother B. could not
ohjiet. Stiil. the matter of prayer could not be
postponed without sending the children to bed
in advance, which was contrary to his settled
principle of procedure. At last, with coosidera
b!e trepidation, he stated to Clay and li's friend
wh-.t w as his usual custom, and st.id that they
could slay and unite with his family in their de
o;i.i;;s. or letire, at their option. Mr. Clay,
promptly and with some feeling, replied that
" lluy would remain by- all means ; that the ear
liest recollect ions of his life were ri-sociatet with
such exert i.-e- : that Us hither was a Baptist min
ister, and his mother was still a member of that
communion, and that they had taught huii to
reverence the in-iiluiiou ol religion, and none
more so than that of family wor.-hip."
"Brother 15. thin pnvecded with his wonted
exer.-i.-es, but with much fear and trembling.
He say s that he never felt so much embarrassed
in his" life. When the season ofprayir was pas
sed. Mr. Cl.-iv Kr-jiroachetl hiui Mid said :
" Mr. B.." never again feel .the hast hesitation
in the discharge ol'your duty to God on account
of the presence of men. I saw your cmbarraS;
meitt. and remained on purpose that you might
never llel it again. Kcmember, my dear sir, that
every man of sense will lc-poci ihc individual
w ho is not a hamed to acknow ledge his depen
dence upon his Maker : aud he deserves only con
tempt wno can cherish any other let itng than
reverence for the consecrated hour of man in au
dience w ith the Deity." And what arc myself
and friend here but frail and feeble mortals ; like
your little children ; indehti d fir all that we are
to the great fountain of -ood. and dependent iqo;i
Him lor every blessing of life ? Wc and you arc
do-timd to the same grave, Mid to the same f.nal
retribution. The king upon his throne aud the
beggar in his ra's are the same in the eyes of the
thniiis.-ii-.it. Think of this, Mr. B., and you wi'd
never he.-ila'e again to engage in prayer to Chid
o:i account of the presence of men. For myself,
I would rather know that the prayers of a pious
man, no matter how humble his position in life,
ascendm-' in my b-halt, than to have t he
Mr. Ch.v and Ids friend then l ei in d lor t he
lo.ht. Mr. B. says it was the best h-.-. -on of ins
life. He afterwards heard the great state-man
in all the grand-ur of his eloquence, l,l(t he in
sists that in no eli'orl he ever heard v as he so im-
ive as on the ocea-i'-n named.' ( i suju lit.
..d jc sscj; jry.
Tcaoli the "v c 1:7 an to Gave.
Theie's the secret. A saving woman at the
head of u family is the very best Savings' Bank
vet established one that receives depo.-its datly
and hourly, with no costly machinery to manage
it. The idea of saving is a i-k-a.-i.ut one, ami if
the woman would imbibe it :tt once, they would
cultivate and ndhcre to it, t'tid thus many, when
they weren't :r,vare of it, would be k-.virg the
! fouic'iat ion f a c-'itipc-( nee. s. citrity in a sttn-my
! ii-i.e. and a 1 Loin r m a miiiy uay. Tlie woman
I who sees to iter own house has a large livid to
: save in. i'tcl the best w ay to make htr coinptv
i hi iid it is !br her to kei"n account current f-r
' i vo. r-scs. IVol.ably ivd one wife in ti
;r.. o, t.o i.-.c f.
1 i.i, -a how touch iff the CN-nciid':' urcs of her
! family. A'v'bero l.-.i
one 13 two i iioiisuiKt Moon;..
j i.fe e.-itpct'.'de-i an:
1 souiethl:. x it' the atti mpt
s only luatle
; l.oTist -wife, thin, tt.ke the idea act upon
! M-d si riv e over 1
ml she will save
j h'.is irhr.ps 1
I it iii,i.o.--iM-.-.
he Is, where before she thotieht
'i his is a duty not a prompting
! ot avarice a morai
l.ligr.t !: that re.-ts upon
J all mull the wemui as we I
ll as the men: but it
i is a duty, we are sorry to say, that is cultivated
erv little, even ainoi-.g- tlr-.-e w no piiacli the
most and regard theiu.M-lvcs as exaniples in most
i'e.'it !i the women to save is a
h maxim to be inserted in the next edition j
of Fcor Kiehard's Ahuanac.
I fliii-ii. There
is a propo.-llloii aliout b-ing
of w ealthy peculators, to apply
i'.y authorities for the I. -an of
I made bv a party
to the ?evv
nl iimrji near the city wherim to build a
Tl,.. ..nimtri' i.-rod-v-OiT the lat -'c- t liris'-ll will
( , ..,.s.lllwi -iih tt'l thc rotr.tcs licv conhucd m
' t... ,,, nltentitiries throttghout the Union.
Cv A voting wife iviiionsira-ii.il w ith her hus
Imnd. a dissipated .sjii-ndthriit, on his conduct.
" My dear," said he, " I am only like the pro-
a ton : 1 shad te iorni l.y ami ty..
- ,. i I wilt he like 1 he ih o-'ii -,.1 Son. too."res-
tilled .she, "l win ruse fu-i g ' w my
! houic," and th.- v, .n;.
1 house, at.
I I nci- kt a 1 tt f'F tiik I. w. A laughable i'llM
m j triii-m of the-h-:i'iii'-.- ot thi- article occurred ir
! F!:".,: !,:. !-. !i -e, ;11 1- -nn bv the f o -win
ti..in the IVora Ni ws: ' Mr. 1'.. irm fit hv utile;
1 wi:1,l,i T !!.-. n:id in cro lb- 1i-M f Mr. ('.,
n Fit ::-h't:.:i. ('.'- Iwe de 4 l'a- VM L m -:it
: ly. wh;
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I; tit t:. U-.l -.i , I J '. the i',i''ii
! ('tit as;.v Mit t.i-, :: ..: s No! (',.. h'i of
i .1..- fitai- - i tr.i oar v t!"ti'!io f C;-'t-i:.i
t.. i :v 1 l!.- U ' tit . hie-t I -f .-' ! . if of ltsrlii7e:t-.
win. i.i fe'ir or iiM-vi urs of em r.-et ic at t nt c-it t
I b-.-. ii, - j. ; t. I I . k." jtn-i iii-ai.d il.t .i httio
! tiik. :y. i:. :.! h:c ruble out there by !'(: ...
j :t-c the "p I--. f j r- pi rly f.-oni vvl.h h they
I i iii-c. iiiei'.iin - i.!:iiM-t equal t-i the guat inithoii
j lure f c i cm s ..f Fur .pi an I.oiiii. It is said that
! the . .ii.ii '.7 - ol Sai.niei Biatitioli, Esq., is
j i r t vv o hiini'u i tl find tifty thou.-atid ih-'t'.iir-i.
v. lii'.i- that ol .1. I., i Is.in, v . it. .M. i i..iwar.l.
and sett r:-.t oli ei-s. is but little if any less. In
lslT-s hundred.-; of hits in San Francisco were
puivhase 1 for htU-en r.nd twenty dollars that arc
liovv worth over a hundred thousand. All thoso
w ho tlien bottght lots, ami had the sagacity t.
keep thim, have grov. n rich.. Wc recollect . s-nya
a Calif. nia i di:or, that in the winter of Is' I'J-.'n
a merchant of Valparaiso, named Brown, v. ho
kfi Albany, New York, some seven years lcibre,
mad- an investment of c5u,000 in certain con.er
lots, in San Francisco, and on that investinwit
enjoyed a yearly rental of 47,WO. His wa.s not
an unusual case either.
IIow Kk.vtitky cot its Namh. The orig'n
and meaning of the word Kentucky, has been ac
counted for in elilierent ways, both ingcnri und
jilausible. The latest analysis of the word Ken
tucky, that we have heard, wc had a few days
ago from the hps of an old hunter, now in tho
ninety-ninth year of his ago. When Bo-ne lirst
came to that country it was inhabited excltisivily
bv no tribes of Indians, but was the common
hunting ground tor all titetrilns of the adjacent
country. The rich vallies were covered w ith a
chnppartlof .-;.-, bearing a small berry, on
which the turk'-ys caup in countless numbers t-
fea.-t. Thus, it'w as tnou-h for the whites to call
it th-land of roi( oc Tmknj. The Indian
trvir.g to pronounce tin- same words got into, tho
Kaue TucV.ee. from which it was abbreviated into
Kentuck, and lin-.dly the name by which it is now
known. Kentucky the land uf Cune and Turkey.
Th:: Iv. r.s. of Stlkxck. A good womau, w ho
was sa lly annoyed by a termacant neijhlior, w ho
often vi-iled her aud provoked a quarrel, at last
sought the counsel ot her pastor, who added s'-und
common sense to his other good qualiti-s. Hav
ing heard the story of h r wivngs. he advised her
to seat herself ijuietly ilovvn in the chimney cor
ner when next visit. -a. t:.ke the t ours in her hand,
look steadily into the lire, and whenever a hard
word came from her lips gently snap tho Umgs
without littering a word. A day or two aft cr
vv artis, the good woman came again to hi r pa.-tor
with a bri-lit and laughing liice, to cominuuicatu
the eiivcts of this new antidote for scolding, lh-r
troultler had v i-iteil ht r, and. us usuah c-.mmt n-
ced her tirade. .Snap went the tongs each tiin---.
.It.v't von - th ak ? -lid the tcrnmL-e'it.
" Speak !" said she.
' Do vo-i .- peak. I fch-.ll sj'fit myself if voti
don't speak 1"
And away .-he went, cured of Ikt mfdudy by
the magic H.wcr of silence.
A Sti:t:i.i; Fki.i.ow. The f -ilowing uiti pie
advertisement appears in a late number e-f the
Lebanon (Ky.1 l'ot :
" 1 arii in jail, and very unjustly, I think, an I
1 am lonely ami desolate", having nothing to while
away the hours. I solicit a share of patronagn
in lny line, viz : Tailoring : 1 will work vPy low
half price rather than be idle.
Lebanon Jail. Feb., ls.M."
He might have add- d as an additional indocv
M:;t that he would always be found at home.
! A fino:v An; '!''T-. Tluy tell a gooiHtorv of
! Lorenzo Wove, or a preair.buhu ing preacher ol his
! " school," to the cliect , that rid ing once in a .-tao
coach on his way to ::t app'.iii'ment, he fill in
i company w itii some w il-lyonng blades, w ho were
I hd. from his eccentric apj-earatice. and manner,
I to hit a v itii that he was a propir subject f. r their
jokes and raiilei-y. lie ;u once huiitore I their de
: i;'iis. by - a!i". -t injr 4Jm-s. and making the most
! ah-ui-l t'nd se::se!t .-:s ii in.uk--. I'pnn ariiv intr at
whtre he was to :-tp, thev ascertained
who their bull was. Mid lagan to apologize, cd
ser i:;g, in extenuation of tin ir rudeness, that hi-J
own i-tuiversat-on had mi.-led them.
"Oh," said ho, " that's uui in-i; ; I always try
to H.'con'inotlate my selfto the company I am iu ;
:lnd when 1 am a mot,:; fools, I talk fooll-h 1"
W.-..-1 kux H vnaiu- h.k. A physician culh d up
I on to u.tjfv j., rt-;inlto the physical el'.'et ts of
i a severe whipping given to a scivaiit giil. said:
' ( icntkim .1 ol the jury, if a jackass had tho
j fkin (fun alligator fir an overcoat, ami a pit -c if
Kuhr plate underneath, and thnt ja-ka-s v civ to
be lh-gge-lone half ii bad as that woman whip
i ped tliiit ch'id. all creation couldn't .-uve the jack
ass from living."
'"r- "neii Pat II-gan fir-;, ftn-Ivcl in this coun
ts y. he via-; ti'l-l l y ..oiiie Y ankee tltat many
things in this roiiirrV were laiger than in Ireland
the rivers. 1:'a(s. Ac.
Stun afl',. t.,- eatne to a ft hi where a ja-kass
vv as le-.,,,.. nnd seiinj; the animal cock up
:'lr( f lomr tars, Fat h-uilly txilaimed to h:H
, f-. -.iio.-iiiion.
i h, T u iy, my b y, lx k 1 Oh, Jasus, rl;
a ral-bit 1"