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A flush of green is on the boughs,
A warm breath panteth in the air,
And in the earth a heart pulse there
Throbs underneath her breast. of snows
Life is astir among the woods,
And, by the moors l and by the stream,
The year, as from a torpid dream,
Wakes in the sunshine on the buds;
Wakes up in music, ns the song
Of woodlnn4 pool the gleam receives,
Through bright flowers, ovirbrnideil
Of broken sunlight, golden green.
She sees the °dirt* a *Mier stay,
Awhile. to gather after him
Snow-robes, frost-erystaled diadem.
And then in soft showers pass away.
She could not love Tough winter well,
And cannot choose but mourn him now;
So wears awhile oirheryoung brow
His gift—a gleaming' A.
Then turns her, loving, to thesun„i.
L'pheaves her bosorn's.slameljto; his,
And, in the joy of ltis,firs,t,Jtiss, ,
Forgets for aye that ste,rner.one;
01(1 witifees illedge"febtiil4r 11e"i 4 e0es--
That icy-cofd.,tholli glittering spar 7
And zones her with a green cymar,
And girdles round lter brow with leaves.
The primrose and wood-violet
He tangles In 'her shining hair,
And teaches etfltr breetis fair
To sing her some sweet eanzonet...
All promising long Bumbler hours.
'When she in his embrace shall lie..
tinder the brood doom of brighter sky
On mossy couches'starred •with flowers.
Till she emilea haCk again to hiM
The beauty beaming from Lis face.
And, robed itligl t glows with the gritCO
Of EdenTa*ed obergbim.
O earth, thy glowing loveliness,
Around our very liearts.baa thrown
An undimmed joyance all itwown,
And stittu'd us o'er whir happiness-
THE PASSIONATE CHILD:
A dark me I boy sat . Playing at dranghis
with a_ little sister, two nr,three .yearslonng,er
than himself. His motions werndeliherate and
hit manner absorbed, showing thet=he watt deep
ly interested in the 'genie. iSildrletily..allash
went over his rase,'Jena in I ntigit Void'itainst
his sister leaped front hie fatigue.
"/ mesa Os
ter, in a deprecating voice, , - •
"Yes you did= mean to do it 1" The .boy's
black eyes lighted up with a fierce •radiatme;
and there was a restless twitehiag - of his !mid,
as if the impulse "to strike*was trembling along
"Silence, sir 1" exclaimed the mother of ,the
"Yes you did mean to do it 1" repeated the
boy, more passionately, and without , seetuing to
have heard his mother's injunction.
"Silence, Fray !" Angry blood now left a
stain upon the, mother's face. But a deeper
stain dyed the boy's face.
"I'll kill you one of these days I" he almost
shouted, as he pushed the small table at which
they were sitting with tikt much violence, that
it fell over, with a jar and a crash. Springing
up, in wild excitement, the mother, caught hold
of the boy, and struck him two or, three blows
blindly and in rapid succession, he, meantime,
struggling against her furiously.
"Now lift that table, and pick up the check
er board," said the'mother;assuming an air of
the sternest authority, as she released the boy,
pushing him tram her with such force that he
went staggering half across the room. He
stood still, on recovering himself, with hislacc
yet deeply, flushed, and his whole frame quiv
ering with passion.
"Did you hear me ?" demanded his mother.
The boy stirred not a foot.
"John !" The mother's passion was increas
ing. Against this barrier to her will, the tide
was swelling and foaming. But, she might as
well have spoken to a statue. "Pick up that
table!" . .
No sign of obedience was visible.
Still blinder in her passion, the excited
mother sprung, with uplifted hand, towards the
boy ; but, with a quick, motion. She was fol
lowing, when a low voice, so solemn in its nem
ing, that she could not resist the appeal, pro
nounced her name, and she paused and turned
"Mary, Mary : As you love that child.
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"But What am Ito do, Aunt Phoebe ? Let
him have his own way ?"
The mother sat down, trembling, the flush
dying out of her face until it became pallid.
"Rule him by the law of reason, Mary."
"Reason I Talk reason to a child in the heat
of passion I"
‘'Not to the child, Mary, but to the mother."
There was a slight appearance of surprise.
"I am sure that I understand you, Aunt
"The wise ruler,", said Aunt. Phoebe, "sits,
first, in the region of calm• debate, and before
acting,.determines, die best mode of action.- 7 .-
Was thnt.,• your course . . just now
ere , was no time for-c
00l debate.. I was
required Jo act. John'S Ntrong-doing• demand=
ed *melt discipline. A passionate temper like
his 'muit be checked in - the first butbreak-"
You must bold v.-ith a strong,' hand."
"You •did not succeed. holding him in the
present case,'Mary:" •
, The mother's eyes dropped"from thone of her
monitor, and fell/on .the Soon - •
"What am I to do?":' . There wad trouble en
her facewss ihe `looked up, 'and despondency in
her Voice. '' • •
"If we meet passion •with pasnion; Mary,
what is the result?"A blinder and more-des
perate passion, in most cases; thus the evil
against which' we contend is. made stronger in
stead of_ weaker. Does •-'th'e arm grow .feebler
by use? If a child is titnicl;'how do we induce
courage?—by exciting his fears? Not so ;we
remove, ad far as _possible, whatever may
awaken vague alarms, and teach him self-reli•
mice, and the habit of looking
_past the mere
surface of things, and understanding what is
beneath. ' We help him to a condition of self
poiseL—belyi him to grew brave through his own
tueritallpower. Ridicule will mit do this; nor
experiments on his timidity, hy which fear has
sudden assault. is inclined to the
'utterance of falsehoods, do we expose him. to
temptation in circler to cure- the eVil. Will- - he
net grow-more indifferent to the truth ? We
show him ,the,beanty and value of honor, integ
rity, sincerity and uprightness, so that he mify
fall in love with 'You cannot !essen the
strewn by obstructing its current. , .The source
"tie is so passionate! I tremble when
104 into the future," 'said the motherfas tears
filled; heeeyes.. H. • •• i •1 r
" A miqou ire passionate, 244ry i ."t frepliedthe
aunb. I «];assidnagainetipaaaiotu►hasiworked
jui7 from thelbeginning; and will' terbr Attork
jury. You were a passionate ehild ;-find,!as a
mosu'am.haveinot learned - Abel-great addlintiort
ant lesson gelf-contrcil. Thisbeing 80,1 see
cause vrby you' should: tremble in ;looking; into
the,futurer. On , you.,:mo're than any other hu
man being, rests the Monientous' issue. If you
do not control yourself, you will never be able
rightly, tci 'control him..- By force and punish
ment You may, for a tinie reprosgund subdue.;
hut ; .steadily, under ;the reaction • of passion
a2aiost passion, will his fiery temper gain
stren4hi Mail; br the end;•overleaping all liar-
Hers, it wilkdish onward at its own wild will."
A...shudder' ran thibUgh• the mother's heart.
She had. painftil memories to wa'r'n and frighten
—memories of deeds in her father's family, the
result of unSubdited passion, which had sha
dowed wank' lives': " I'•et never, until this hour;
had the right-why of discipline fo'r her quick
tem pered child been suggested. Passion against
passion ! How clearly she saic its folly : and
and madness.' Passion against Passion was
struggle in which-each side gaiued power. I
was an undying conflict:
"He has disobeyed me," Said the mother.—
"I ordered hint to lift the table he threw over
in' a . fit of feMper, and . he refused. Can I let
that 'Pas's '
'"Did you not make disobedience a necessi
ty ?" asked Aunt 'Plicebe; in her caltri, pene•
crating voice. .
"I do not understand you."
"Think a moment. .....;Your.eornmand did not
totieli hia sinse of filial :obligation'; bui only
gave passion and wilder force. It was impos-
Bible .for him to obey."
"Impossible, Aunt Phoebe!"
"Strike a spirited animal, already quivering
with excitement, and will he notstart to plunge?
What if yo . o cry, ‘Wo-a!',. Will that soothe
the irritation! The boy was not responsible
for his conduct,'and you will do well not to
hold him to any serious account."
"But what am Ito do, Aunt Phoebe? Let
this outrage pass ?"
(iWhat thon ?"
"Deal with it as a mother. who loves her
child, and seeks im highest good, should deal."
GREENCASTLE, PA., TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1863.
"Easily, said Aunt Phoebe. But the way
that is the question."
"The true physician," replied - Aunt Phoebe, *
"deals'with causes rather than effeets. Fever,
for instance, he recognizes as an effeet-the
sign of some hidden Obstinetion to influence
life—and he seeks, in applying his remediei;
to reach this cause with as little disturbance
of vital power as possible. , if he - Can' remove
the cause, there results a peaceful ••cessittititii Of
the effect; but if he pursue a different course,
assaulting fever :lathe real enemy; and Witempt
ing.to dislodgeAt by a:stronratin, a! strife eti,
sues, -and the sick-wan is made Worse, perhapS.
destroyed. Look deeper, My deer-child,' than
these • outbursts' of passiori e which !but!
sigrii of at: hidden' Malady, ' John - inherits
a quick, blind temper 'from 'his- Mother: If
shei:had • aubdued; in any degree', 'that! teMPer
before the-boy was born', there woUld'haVeibeenl
a weaker transmission of evil proclivity; But;
as }he has derived it in full.ifo'icep the Attothbr's
next' best, thing begin 'Overcoming sit :itj
herself, :now,:asthe only Way in whichl she can
overcome it in he.F chird. She ;must meet his:
passion with gentleness—his, anger. with j such
unmistakable love,-as- will melt it-away like
stints , in the sunshine. She:mustler the wise
physician, and deal with causes, not effeets.--= 7
Help him to' see the , evil of this quick, spring
lug passion, and help. loving .self,Pos
session,,,to begin the work of conquest. 'Were"
you so taught and helped in your early years?"
"Oh, no, - Aunt Phmbe!" The yotink
er , Spnke with strong feelin'g.: "Thifft hat b6en
so, I might have been a different woman -now."
"And thus, you see, by thinicing back in
your own case, through a wi'se nrid 'gentle
government, this passionate boy may , acquire
the' mastery over himself."
what am Ito do TIOW asked the
mother; "How am Ito deal with John in this
unhappy strife? fie has defied we
"Let passion die out for lack of, fupl. J ,Don't
go near him for awhile.. wiW be surpyise4
at this„., i Burprise hhwstill znore by the gentle :
ness rol,, yens maneer when yqu,,d0,,49e,!)41:1.-774
Say.nothirw, of what has happened, or, if you
do refer tolt, l l,fpeak in tender: remonstrancepr
calm adnionition,_ I.4prooLeven, should be
avoided, as,that may-give, r spuyr.rto pride or
passion, and the longer these can be left asleep
the beffef. Let - him * feel that 164, instead of
r • -
anger;„inoVes ' And 'troth;' Mary, anger
roi..t, .rr r
against your children, Jer tnem co as iney rl may,
, ,rlr. •
should. neve? get a loilgthent`in:yonr"hbart.—
It blinds the judgment,'-an r d makes "Wfono. ac'
deli:ol6ok a neceiiity. gpeak to Ahern cairn.
ly; or kiwatltll!'
• , •
tery over your win ; feehn'is;befoi•e you attempt
to deal With them' in the' way` of 'rebuke or
discipline. Then your Words, though spokeii,
softly u§ the - low' murmur' Of a
forth in irresistible power:' As to' the wXy in
which ei;eii , exhibition of evil 'teinper your
children is'to be Pet, no fortatila ctiOn'enn
belaid down. 'But if hive, ioatead of iin"ssion,
rule 'yoUr heart, love will mXkC'yO'u clear-seeing;'
in `every' einergency. As to 'John's present
offenee, think of it not ai'n' deliberate defiande
of . yoUr authority,' hut as' the outbreakof . an
unhcppitemper, by the turbulent course of
which 'he 'teegiv'es the greatest injury, and `ex
pefiencei the deepest' suffering. Let , ' pity
yearn towards'him'''; and 'ar'iiibtlier's 'true loVe
extinguish all anger at disobedience. As soon
as YOU cab 'come' into 'this'Sttite ; ~o ` to 116; and
God Will teach you what to say."
The 'tuother, in whom the current of feeling
had entirely changed, now arose, and was toov
from the mom -
"Not yet, .Mar . y" said Auk Phdit4
The mother paused and lookaLback,lhasad,
troubled expression, of her face, showiag., that,
her mind wasfarfyom being in a state of calm-
"Not yet, my child. It is too soon to meet
him. Your heart is not still enough, nor your
thoughts clear enough."
She retired - to her own! room instead, and
there sat down alone; in Communion with her
self.: As she thought, from a changed -state of
mind, a tenderer dove for her boy was -bort, in
her heart, and under its influence she • went to
him. After the boy's fits of passion; he usual
ly fell into a sullen mood; from Which- he did
not emerge, often, for hours.- Every. storm left
marks of desolation behind. The mother
found him, Wow, asleep. He had .roue to his
own chamber, fleeing from authority against
which blind anger impelled him to react, and
there let the wild fury of his sensitive spirit
waste itself for lack of resistance. In the
calmness that followed, be sunk into uncoil;
"John." A mother's voice could hardly
have expressed a tenderer feeling. It went
through the outward to the inner sense, reach
ing to the child's dreaming ear,•and changing,
as we see in a revolliing.view, the scenes that
`were before 'him in. vision. All enelny had'as.
sailed him—tin enemy against whom be waso
battling' weakly and despairingly! . .tle wagim
terror, for his life, when, !suddenly,' his: mother
stood in place of-the enemy, witle!smiles of
love upon her face, and 'be 'sungi
tears of joy, upon bosom. Half 'Waking
in the'itet,lfia arrest were',tiplifted and ere fujlys
distinguished between , thel dream.tife ,anfl , tihe
real: life; he was clasping' her neck;•and cover.
ing her 'mouth, with kisses: 4Th e <tide,tof leek
ing - had turned, itod' its' stron*, :current was:
flowing ',in•'Ate ',direction .of,:dove instead of:
anger: ; ,
It Ibt , ejothrl Ands the
boy. spoke t Lovelorbiulinotlier,mrss-,
strong impulse irrlbis besit,.indAll' she , needetl,
fin' power tb 'mold bim :to ther , will was self
41 . • didn't- mean to•be so wieked•motherr' he
said„ still, clinging- tocirer • lieek...v tA‘Stottfetli i rig
in ,me before•l thought,- 4geetogry
quickly, and it seems . i •atiu Id d'ttlielp it.
AIA I'm al waya. so. sorry. • isorfy now,' and
do anything it you' will -forgive
kkisg'cif foriienes's i•a§ biid upon his Ts
and se'ared by another on his'fifrebend'.' '
4 .l.'ission is a bad thing, my child," 'said the
inother, graiely, yet with`no iovelpitifiore'
• "I: know it, inother.ati" Trouble etne:into
his large black eyes. -, •
"Out in the cemetery, whese we go som
timeS," !said the rnbthei, afteriansing,tolhink
for a fevr montents,”"is' graire; and on
the heaid•sione cut ibrds 1 11`c , ed'eleveit ;
sears.' It is now tWentYYeari Since that - grave
Was made, and the body of a' little - girl 1:14
therein, 'I Se* th e e fiinginl: I Stood by'S;ll . eri'
the naitg went rattling 'upon thg eeffin,
and felt tge Shnilder
hearts. rSlie 'died from n'
th at'*,a46 The glow ` i as 't7ie'l iiin ' of liei~owo`
brOthei; f hot thle - e ! yeniq'jldei ) Iterself
He struck her in blind passion, and shellied:'
Peon boYi' l He • beeatithl incitherlesti - not long
a fteiva t idS.' 'hen kill ell In f otiini j an'tt
pv • i' ' : SIE'
' 'Jo '.llbleit em r beTeir the 4
sentence "I will kill ithY 4 'otii
chattel:hi:leg - 114116g 100 widly irmovitisolffs
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4,fMoth er.,f? Eirmid the 'then alit4 Oki&
torn'ed from 'llor ) fabei.lnfd thine&
seemed confined:- '•
"What is it, my son ?" TheAtindnessi of;
ler mani)er Od Jo ++
"You won't be angry with me ?"
"No, no,; 'dear: Say juelihat "iiiilOur
"1 , turf•so quick Ito; be an (Pry "
"I know it,
"We)), Jo.lln, speak out,':i
"Wh e n .I,,, g etan g ty, please don't get angry
too, mother, ; It makes me rorse;,and -I,can;t
help it," l The. b,l9oo. l l)prnpd, in bis fitee,.anqll
he looked halfrfrightened, ds, if ,inodread
‘..'NVl)at slizkn I do
The.mother's frame,quivered . het. efforts.
o,retaip a,pomposed exterior, as, she aSkedithis
“Icise me, ey.co if Lam naughty.
justas youare talking to me .now. Oh;-
mother And , his.arnis.went.round her neck
spin. "I love you so much, Arid can4;bearto
have you cross, Don't :scold me when:rm bad.
It isn:t me•that's naughty,;but 'something, in
me; and when you scold I forget everything.”,
try,-.Tohn; but you '' - must tiyalsO."
The mother's heart' was full. She CoUld nol
trust herself with many Se.ntenees. •
An ~ hour afterwards, a bitter word against
his sister leaped wildly from the lips of John.
Almost before she could restrain herself, a
sharp reproof was on the tongue of his mother,
but reflection came in tittle, and she shut her
mouth in silence. The look she • gave her boy
subdued him instantly. LeaVing hiisister, he'
came across the room, and putting his arm.
around his mother's neck, said, With 'penitent
£i _ ~
"I forgot royseif, mother."
She only kissed hiin in reply, and he went
hack in his right mind, and stronger 'for the
moment or forgetfulness.
"Well done, Mary.!" whispered Aunt Phoebe,
bending towards her niece. "Yin 'live found
"If so, may God give me strength to walk
therein," was the low
"So surely ns !you loot to Him in love for
'your child,* surely Will Ile give thee strength,"
said Aunt "4 . STever again meet passion
with passion; but as , you met it just now, and
the evil ;will grogr , weateri, daily, for want of
aliment ;!and 68;4T:rows - weaker, self-control
Twill grow:stionOr„ find the toy; in advancing
`toward Mailho'ed; advanee into rational
self-control, which alline Can save him from that
dominiondf passion which *mars the lives and
destroys the peace of so Many men. This re
!suit is worth all it' may cost; perpetual rig
:Hance is the price of ,ciVil freedom;, so per
ipetual vigilance the,price : of spiritual free
dom. The fops -that assault our , heart, seeking
;to find us in the thraldom of evil passion, are
more subtle r and deadly-than outward foes, and
!we must he.e.ver on 'out guard. , You will not
ial ways be able to,lparry,their :attacks. But, let
Ino failureliroduce 'discouragement. If you
fall, risei - gain v ilea' gird - yoinielf fur the bat-
Old; you! will surely.corne, off tonqncror in
.1 fa t
The pripliesz of ;Aunt PhTbe was fulfilled.
;Love waszrong hi the mother's ,heart; and it
!had power' by keekilediieinitexperierice. She
was blind before, lint nbiv she saw clearly; - and
!so love worked by Intelligehce, and the result
• was good.- . The - ,paSeitinate boy grew milder
and more controllabte Mider changed discipline,
and wheo m t anhood found him, it.found in the
; posmsion, of fiiipself.
Horses sometimes ruuSor cups, but not half
so mauy as men do,
IV nen people are crazy to marry , they attach
no consequence to consequences.
a.notiteable fact i that,even Jove himself
macle,a great foot of himself a$ often as he got
it love. .47
.A.+ - eiace 6tlu4es its .keeper to surfeit those
who lish him dead.
tlllainibst.dangerous ' , foe to, freedoni.is a ben
Tll97ERlrinFr's POI4,PW I)4soione some of the
most ipapermnt peedlework in the world.
The heart is alOok which we ought not to
tear in our hurry to get easily at its contents.
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-' 73uffet cau si nk. and sib is'tle, 'but they are
not pleasant " •
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1A lov.er. often, brings suit:in the; court of a
adytashoabtt,7vithout: being able to sue out an
4. , ..1 , 1 - 1•71 . .
Every day that you live you purloin from
ife; you live_at the expense of life itself.
-Z1 r•!, -Z • •• .
Wh'en the loved boe is absent, every beanti
steins bei. shadow.
.711 P. i107,c pf ,wisdom rare;,!,4o wisdom of
ove r . still moTe po,
.91 : e not the only wits that make
feoli of theeiSetres.
Nhoistateman,pleads for tho poor ,and ignor
'not tlle,de(na,gogue pleads.to:them...
In the grand theatre of hiunan 'life, as in
' l4 a OX ticket e
other theatres, t ake s us through
the 'who e °use.
Do• the best yoti can where you': are, and,
when- •that-is done;7ou will see an opening for
• Those' who make. their breakfast on cold
4 ,charity are not likely to get it warmed for
That wondroits book, Whose leaves are the
strata of the rooks, waited six-thousand years
. . _ . . .
It is rain to. struggle against change and
confusion. _ The whole world is turned upside
down eyery.twenty-four hours.
'An English writer says that Arkwright
,wrote 'his' name upon the streams. We don't
',see hew - he could; streams are not stationery.
In the interchange of leaden and iron com
pliments between soldiers, it is thought more
:blessed to give than rcceive.
The laws,' according to Ci6cro, and ellen
amid arms; but, alas, lawyers are silent neith-
er io war nor peace
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