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THE GREATEST THING
What is the greatest thing in
It was asked the scholar, and
he gravely answered that learn
ing is, for it comprehends all and
It was asked the artist, and he
cried: "Art, for it combines
matter and spirit, both at their
The preacher solemnly declar
ed: -Keiigion, because it is a
light frorn heaven."
The lawyer argued: "Justice,
for it is the soul of peace and
"Money;" said the banker. "It
is the spring of all action."
The young man, full of hope
and spirit, cried: "Ambition."
Out of his garnered wisdom
the weary old toiler answered:
The pair of lovers, hand in
hand, lisped together: "Love."
The mother with her baby at
her breast smiled : "Sacrifice.'
The wild roysterer cried:
The wan invalid whispered:
i To a shambling, grinning foolv
was put the question. He sim
'pered and said: "I don't know."
And which, after all, is really
the wiser of them all from the
scholar to. the fool?
. Earache is one of the most.pain
ful ailments of the body. To re
lieve it evaporate the alcohol
from a teaspoonful of laudanum;
add half as many drops as you
started with, of glycerine or
sweet oil. Make this milk-warm,
and pour into the ear, taking
hold of the upper tip and pulling
.toward the crown, of the head.
Or wet a scrap of linen in a tea
.spoonful of laudanum, dry before
a fire, cut into bits, place in -the
bowl of a tobacco pipe, light it,
cover with a coarse handkerchief.
Insert end of the stem (mouth
piece), suitably protected so as
not to hurt, into the ear. Then
apply the lips to the bowl and
blow the smoke from the burning
opium of the laudanum into the
Sometimes a few drops of or
dinary sweet oil dropped into the
ear, when the head is so inclined
that it will remain in the ear for
several minutes, is instant relief.
A hot hop bag or onion poultce
applied to the ear as a pillow rest
at nighjt will often draw a gather
ing in the ear, to a head, and
cause it to break.
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