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From Gleason's Pictorial.
Or the Fourth of July Oration.
JiY AGNES LESLIE.
'I never will go into the country visit
ing again, mamma, see if I do 'tis fifty
times cheaper in the long run to hoard !'
broke forth that elegant little city belle,
Blanche Dunnoran, as she burst into her
mother's dressing room the day before the
'"What now, Blanche ?'
'Yes. what now. Miss Spitfire?' inter-
posed her blunt, good natured father, cut
ting his aristocratic wife's lady-like remark
short. 'What's started that mettlesome
temper of yours up this pleasant morning':'
"Why, you are as explosive as guu-eotton,
Blanche; say, what is it?'
The young lady was considerably dashed
to find her father present, for she knew
that her complaints were something that
would meet with nothing but his sharpest
scorn and severest ridicule; but she was
an only daughter and his great pet, not
withstanding, so she determined to brave
it, and daringly launched forth:
'Why, I have just received a note from
those Ashleys we visited last summer, say
ing they shall be with us on the fourth, as
they understand there's to be something
quite uncommon by way of an ovation.
Now, of all things to have those gawky
country things coming here to spoil all my
pleasure 'tis too bad ! I shall be morti
fied to death, I know I shall !' and tears
of vexation rolled down the excited little
speaker's rosy cheeks.
'Well, dear, you're not obliged to go out
with them you don't care for the oration.
I think 'tis quite improper and vulgar for
young ladies to go out on such days,' said
the indolent, fine lady mother, soothingly.
'Don't you know, mamma,' said Blanche,
very impatiently, 'that that young marvel
from abroad, Ralph ft. Clair, is to deliver
the oration, and that all the elite in the
city arc going ? Vulgar !
be worse to stay away.
I guess 'twould
But how can I j
take those horrid country things with me?' j
'What a republican you are, lilanche,' j
said her father, sarcastically. 'One would
think von were "idiiiL' to hoar a Fourth of i
July oration. I rather imagine if Mr. St.
Clair could hear saeh delightfully demo
cratic sent iinentsf nun one of his fair coun
try women's lips, lnj would have a grand
theme for his eloquence'
'Well, you may laugh, papa, but you
don't know anything about it. You've no
idea what a mortification it is to have peo
ple with you who attract by their singu
larity.' 'Well now, is it ? I had always suppos
ed to the contrary. I thought when that
young Russian count was here that singu
larity was a very enviable thing but I
suppose I was mistaken. I am behind the
times, and don't understand young Amer
ica at all.'
'You're making game of me I can see,
ns usual, papa; that's always the way you
(dose up an argument. But you know
what I mean.'
'Yes, I know that the Misses Ashley are
nice, pleasing girls out in the country, amid
the hay and the clover, but when they come
to the city with their last year's bonnets
nnd dresses that refuse to sweep the streets,
nnd pretend to mingle with Parisian hats
nnd French mantillas it's no go. Young
America can't stand it. It's decidedly
Really, Mr. Dunnoran,' began his wife,
'That's the most sensible thing I've said,
hey V finished her husband.
'It most certainly is.'
'So I think.'
The lady looked at the quizzical face gaz
ing down upon her with great uncertainty
as to the truth of this remark but Blanche,
bright, knowing littlo Blanche, was her
father's own child in quickness of percep
tion, and Bpito of her vexation she had to
'I cannot help laughing, papa, and I
' never can; you're so queer, but that don't
mend the matter.'
'Xor fretting cither, little Blanche; it
tSEeeltls foanral, jOtbotft to American fntcwsls, Jlfratec,--rititte, ::anJr'
will oiue.vt'Tto wrinkle up that
face of yours sooner than it need.'
'But you haven't heard the worst of it
yet, papa they arc coming up partially to
see a half-brother of theirs. Yon know
their mother was a widow with a son when
she married Mr. Ashley, and this brother
is coming here to meet them; he's been
away somewhere, I don't care where I
only wish he was in Guiuea now, for they
have invited him to spend the evening
here, and Bel Morton said he was going to
bring St. Clair round that very evening.
Just think of it he, just returned from
Europe, where he has been courted and ca
ressed by the highest circles, to come here
and meet some red-headed country bump
kin, and gawky girls. I was going to send !
for the Luwtons and Uptons, they arc so
intelligent, and converse so well and Mr.
Vairlee and Mark Shirley.'
'What do you think he'd care for the
Lawtons and Uptons? Why, my dear
Blanchctte, do you suppose a man w ho has
conversed with and listened to some of the
finest talkers in Europe cares about, Mr.
and Mrs. So-and-so, with ever so line man
ners and book knowledge but n.'Jt a spark
of originality? I'll venture to say that my
little bomb-shell of a daughter, with her
sharp, merry scorn and pretty face, would
have ten times the attractions.'
'I sincerely hope you will not be mista
ken, papa,' said lilanche, with mock gravity.
'So do 1, puss; he's a bird worth catching.'
'Humph ! I don't think T shall stoop to
catch any man. He needn't think he's
coming here to nstouish and bewilder us
Yankee- girls !'
'That's it, nuss. ITairColuuibiatTiii
glad to see your republican spirit isn't (juite j
1 1 T 11. .IT 1 it
ueau. . ou re a stauncn nttie l auKocyct.
Stick to it, and show-your., independence
by treating your guests to-morrow like a
true-born lady. You'll feel ten times more
self-respect when you go to sleep. Forget
all about their unfashionable attire or, if
that is impossible to such a fashionable
young lady, ignore it as much as possible
by kind words and courteous attention.
Xo matter who sees you with them, Blanche,
they will respect you a good deal more if
they sec that you respect yourself enough
t0 b0 perfectly unconscious of anything an-
nving or disagreeable. A true lady, my
child, never shows anger nor annoyance of
The tears were in Blanche's eyes, and
she turned towards the window to hid
them. Mr. Dunnoran went over to where
she stood and said, playfully:
'AVhat now, canary bird ?'
'I haven't been a lady a good many
times, but I will now, papa, see if I don't.'
That's my own darling. You feel sat
isfied with yourself now, Blanche you
know that you arc doing a right sensible
thing. But come out here in the garden
and let's see if those Sweet Williams have
bloomed,' and he drew her band within his
own, and led her out into the garden, nod
ding to his wife as he did so, saying:
'We'll bring you a boquet, Anna.'
'0, papa,' said Blanche, as they went
out upon the gravel path, 'I wish I was
with you all the time. Mamma thinks so
much of my making a great appearance and
outshining everybody else, that somehow T
begin to think so too, and I do despise my
self so for it when I am alone. I think
that's the way these heartless women arc
made and I think I should be as bad as
anybody else in a little while'
'Your mother was brought up by a very
worldly woman, Blanche, and all the influ
ences of her life have been against her ;
but we will not talk about it, my love.
See, hero arc the Sweet Williams in full
bloom. Now we'll gather a bouquet for
your mother, and then I want you a while
in my study to do some writing for me. I
shall hire somebody ns soon as I cau find a
'Wouldn't I do all the time, papa?'
'I'm afraid you get tired.'
'Well, only try me. I like amazingly to
'Just as you like; but when you find
fashionable engagements pressing pretty
hard just let me know,, and I'll release you
to the Lawtons and Uptons, Mr. Fairlcc,
nnd Mark Shirley.'
At an early hour the next morning the
stago stopped at Mr. Dunnoran's elegant
mansion. Blanche was peeping through
the blinds and even her father might have
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pardoned trie look of dismay wtiich came
over her face as she saw the two Ashleys,
Martha and Emma, alight. They were not
pretty girls, and their attire, which was
certainly very ungraceful and wanting in
taste, made them appear still plainer. The
elder, Martha, had a stone-colored drawn
silk bonnet on, not one season old, as Mr.
DiUinoran had predicted, but two or three.
A large blue and orange . changeable silk
mantilla with an edging of black lace
around it and a dress of the same, comple
ted her attire. The other was not much
beiter, with her old French lace, liiied and
trimmed with blue crape, and brown? silk
dress, too short by several inches forWity
fashions, and a narrow scarf of black slk
scarcely covering the worn
rn back, thrown
around her shoulders. But our
Blanche had made up her mind to do
right sensible thing, as her father had said
and when the servant opened the door jjy round, nnd looking eagerly i.p met a
she met them in the hall with kind inqui-1 fcce,,, (searching pair of gray eyes as the
vie about their journey, and then went fmVner, Balph St. Clair, walked quickly
with them to their room, where she turned fpnst.- The hush was speedily saccecded
to leave them, thinking they would like to ,y a deafening applause, and as its thnn
change their dresses but upon her saying 1 ders ceased, Judge Morton rose, and with
something of the kind, they answered that a few .brief words introduced the Toungor-
they bad brought no change of dresses, as
they calculated upon returning the next
day with their brother. Blanche conceal
ed her dismay as best she could, and said
something very civil about the shortness of
their visit, and then invited them down in-
to the parlor, where they ensconced them
selves each at a front window, with their
while cotton knitting work. They were
good sensible girls, but rather common
plage, and showed to far less advance
amid the luxury ot city hie than m the
simplicity r,f their own home.
It was with great relief that our heroine
saw her father join them as the carriage
came to the door for them, at the appoint
ed hour. His ready wit and keen discrim
ination enabled Blanche to entertain her
guests with more ease than she had antic
ipated. Blanche knew her father had done
this out of pure tenderness to herself, for
it was a rare thing for him to accompany
her on occasions of this kind for ho wast
an eminent lawyer, and usually went with
a bevy of his own profession.
She was proud of her father, as she
might well be; and felt almost repaid even
for the mortification of having such gawky they now overflowed as her father ap
girls with her, as his well-known figure es-(preached her, and taking a little ungloved
! -ovted them nn the aisle, amid the throml
of fashionables, to a front seat.
crctly congratulated herself, as she looked
iiround, that none of her own set were
within their vicinity and had settled her
self quite comfortably, when a rustle of silk
and muslin, a delicate perfume of magno
lia, and a low, silvery laugh, which she
knew but too well, then a small, lilac-gloved
hand was laid upon her shoulder, and
her satirical, ridicule loving friend, Clara
Maylic, greeted her with charming words
of courtesy, but with an ironical curve
to her lips, and a satirical gleam in her
light blue eyes. Clara Maylic of all per
sons ! and her companions, the identical
Mark Shirley, witty Mark Shirley, and
'What in the name of all the graces have
we here ?' she heard her say to Mark Shir
ley ns they seated themselves. Blanche
knew it was intended for her car. 'Tis a
shame for our pet bird to be victimized in
this way ! Country cousins arc so trouble
some what a happy thing now that I
She had reckoned without her host this
time, for Mr. Dunnoran, leaning back with
an odd twinkle in his eye, said playfully,
but with mysterious meaning, and just
loud enough for the party to hear:
'Xo, your uncle Jake didn't seem to thrive
on country air, Clara. I belive he prefers
his old trade of harness-making at Cali
fornia.' An angry crimson mortified her delicate
cheek, and for a moment her chagrin was
quito evideut but with her usual hardy
self-possession she rallied and replied in a
gay, bantering tone, that relation's were
'slippery things' in America.' V
'Yes we should take care how we turow
stones at other people's windows,' said Mr.
Dunnoran and nodding good-humoredly,
he got up nnd joined a group of gentlemen
on tho next scat.
'Blanche, dear, do introduco mo to your
companions,' said Clara, in a few moments,
She evidently expected Bhyurae to be
dedf' to her request, and intended to tease
her, by way of revenge, to her liicart's con
tent but Blanche turned with great dig
nity, and said with some enipliasis, yet
with lady-like composure and sweetness:
'My friends, the Misses Abhley, Miss
Maylic," and then resumed tlip conversa
tion with Emma as pleasantly 8s if they
were sitting alone together m her own
It was y-'J&it triumph for tint little, ex
citable, rcWuious Bla'nche to control her
self in that way and even Clara Maylic,
with her self-confident boldness, was re
buffed. They neither of them wire aware
ot Mr. Dunnoran's close vicinity at the
time and Blanche was just beg'nning to
calm ncr vexation wncn a sudden nusii,
and quick, firm footsteps were heart coming
jWadilvitnthohall. She turned complete
ator to the audience.
With his fine, noble face faintly tinged
with red by his brisk walk, St. Clair rose.
Tie had a peculiarly rich subject for that
usually trite theme, a Fourth of July ora-
Just returned from the land of mon-
archy and oppression, he spoke of Italy in
her mined loveliness, and Spain i;nd Aus
tria with the iron heel of oppression crash
ing them down, and drew a vivid compar-
0 his own latd of frwdorn -used I
but iew gestures, and went into n(V,kj
u went lino .no-?
bursts of eloquence, but he spoke deeply
in earnest all the time and once or twice
with vehement, almost passionate enthusi
asm. So entirely had his audience been
absorbed, that for a moment after he Con
cluded not a whisper was heard, and then
the thunders of applause rained around
him. He looked gratified, it. is tnic, but
more tired even than gratified, as ho sat
wiping the perspiration from his face.
There was not a particle of solf-conscious-
i ness of greatness as some of the first men
of his country pressed around him to offer
their congratulations. The tears had been
t dimming Blanche's eyes throughout it all
hand in Ins said :
My dear child, you have pleased me
"very much to-day.'
It Vys a great deal for her father to say.
And BlancTis small fingers cling closely
round his, utterly oblivious, as she met his
look, of the speakcwho had lately called
tears to her eyes, or tho annoyances of tho
last two hours. He, to seemed uncon
scious of aught else save hisvjoung daugh
ter and thus they stood, hcclless of what
was attracting all eyes, and causing Clara
Maylie's cheeks to color with chagrin
namely, that Mr. St. Clair had left the
group upon the platform nnd now stood
grasping a hand of each of those gawky
Ashley girls. They started with surprise
when his deep voice said :
'My dear sisters, this is indeed a pleas
ure. How is mother and father nnd littlo
The world's homage, tho laurel wreath
of fame placed on his brow by his own
country, were all forgotten for 'mother and
father and little Ben.' Eyes that had
withstood his fervent eloquence were filled
with tears, ns this great man's simplicity of
heart revealed itself, nnd tho people drew
reverently back," leaving thein together.
As Emma Ashley presented her brother
to Mr. Dunnoran and Blanche, tho same
deep, sweet voice said, with a smile:
'I remember those eyes.'
She blushed beneath his earnest gaze,
and still more when he drew her hand
within his arm, nnd giving the other to his
sister Martha turned to lenvo tho hall, while
Mr. Dunnoran followed with Emma.
'You will go homo with us to dinner?'
said Blanche's father, as ho handed them
into tho carriage.
'I should bo happy to do so, dear sir,
but I havo promised to dino with Boine old
friends. I will rco you to-night, ladies,'
and ho stood with uncovered head till they
'0, 1 am so glad, papa, that I behaved
How should I ever have looked
hiin in the face if I had been rude to them?
He is so uoble so removed from the petty
vanities of society.'
'He needn't think he's coming here to
astonish and bewilder us Yankee girls,
Blanche,' replied Mr. Dunnoran, as they
were alone together.
She laughed. 'I hadn't any idea he
was such a man; I imagined hiin nmre ofnmc to now how foolish I was, you would
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a coxcomo. j
'You wouldn't have so much objection ttf I
striving to win such a man, eh ?' j
''Yes,' replied Blanche, stoutly. JFwould i
not strive to win any man. "lis not my j
pncc,' . S I
'Well, we'll sec.'
Blanche came down afterf tea, dressed
for the evening, in a white ndia muslin,
its treble ski: ts flowing in soTt, ample folds
around her delicate figure, w a few nat
ural flowers in her hair pfid in the bosom
of her dress. ' N
'How now, my pretty canary bird. I
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urn b mis (jut Min ing io him, Jiey . an
this fleecy muslin and choice flowers,' said
her father. '
'Now I know you arc only teasing your
Blanche, papa; of eoursCj'l want to please
that is natural for a woman and right.
I like to look pretty for every body, but
I wouldn't try to catch an emperor
excuse me, .ur. jjunnoran the scr
vant told me I should find you here.'
Blanche blushed scarlet as she turned
and beheld Mr. St. Clair. What would
he think ?but he didn't seem to be con
scious of anything she had said, and so
may be lie had not heard her ; and when
his sisters came in he greeted them with
w emu, .women y wanuia w'utuMie naa
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admircd before. Blanche, with her deli
cate womanly tact, strolled off with her
father, leaving them alone together ; nnd
other guests dropping in, she sat down to
the piano, at their request, to sing. She
, , , , , , , . iful eves, she replied :
at length commenced her rather s favorite, ,. , .. , , ,
.. TT . , ,,,,,,, 'I believe vou have won it already.'
'The Harp that once through Tara's halls.' 1
, i , i . i i With great delicacy he did not even
As she begun the last vcree a deep, rich r
, i -,i i, cm take her hand, though they were far apart
voice struck m with mellow softness. Slier , , , ,
i , ... , , , i ! from the company and eniircly unobserved;
knew whose voice it must be, though she i 1 - ' '
could not sec him; she only felt a near pres
ence, and heard with a thrill those manly
'Will you come and toll me whose draw
ings these arc?' he said, fls some one tool:
her seat at the piano, jjpnd Blanche went
with him to the centre table, where lay a
heap of her brother's sketches.
He took up a view of the Coliseum.
'Your brother Arthur and I were together
when he drew this.'
Blanche exclaimed in surprise:
'Why, Mr. St. Clair, I thought you want
ed me to tell you who drew tliem ?'
' 'Twas only a trip to catch a "sunbeam,'
he said, with playful earnestness : and then
more seriously he wheeled n small tete-a-tete
from the light, nnd seating Blanche
nnd himself upon it, began:
'Your brother has been my most intimate,
friend while abroad; nnd though I may
seem, dear Miss Dunnoran, a stranger to you
as Mr. St. Clair, I may perhaps claim the
privilege of friendship ns the 'Raphael' of
the last two years' correspondence.'
'Is it possible, Mr. St. Clair, that you
are tho 'Raphael' whom Arthur deputized
to answer his letters V
'The very same, dear Blanche. He
changed my matter of fact Ralph to suit
tho luxurious clime of romance.
Blanche laughed nnd blushed.
'How very odd it nil is. Bu t why in tho
namo of all that is wonderful, didn't your
sisters, Martha nnd Emma, say that it was
Ralph St. Clair who was their brother?'
'They are naturally taciturn, reserved
girls, with a good deal of plain Yankee
shrewdness, and perhaps preferred to trust
their own simple merits, unaided by their
brother's reputation, to your politeness;
they seemed perfectly satisfied with that
politeness, and speak iu the highest terms
of my correspondent.' )
Blanche blushed scarlet.
'Mr. St. Clair, I don'jhvant you to think
better of mo than wha't I am. I won't be
a hypocrite.' And Vdic naively told him
her repugnance to thfejinfnshionnblc attire
and her victory ovcr herself. He didn't
seem disappointed, nor did ho look grave,
but leaned back and tmulcd good hunior
cdly, and then said, ns lio glanced over at
the two old maidish looking girls, and then
back ignm'Jo-tho white-robed fairy by his
side : t
'It was a very natural feeling, I dare say,
for a young girl like yourself and 'tis a
great thing, dear Miss Dunnoran, to over
come such feelings as you did ; trtist me,
I know how to appreciate it.'
I was afraid, Mr. St. Clair, when you
'Bospise you ! dear Blanche ; I should
have been terribly disappointed if you had
n overcome by your weakness. But who
is tllpi'c n,t011? "S vw so"cr or llt(;,' lias
not to wrestle with some fault or other1?'
certainly, Mr. St. Clair.'
'Yes even I, Blanche, for the last two
years have fought a fairy phantom, yet
with vainer success than yours, for it has
She would have- fain looked away, hut
those bright yet tendercyes riveted herown.
'Blanche, we have known each other in
timately through the line medium of the
soul for these past twelve months ; I have
come with your brother's blessing on my
suit forgive mo if I may seem hasty.'
There was no mistaking this and his
eyes kindly let her own droop at their pleas
ure. She could not speak, it was so sud
den, yet certainly far from displeasing
, !for the Baphaelof her brother's friendship
had long since stolen a place in her heart
by his half brotherly, half lover-like letters.
'I should not have spoken of this now,
dear Blanche,' he resumed, after a pause,
'but I am obliged to return to England in
a few months, and Arthur wished me to
bring his sister.
C ,t think o
BJanche, i f It pains you. I cau serve seven
years for my Rachel if success would at
tend it. All I wish to ask to-night is, may
I hope to win your love ?'
With tremulous, smiling lips and tear-
nut in a voice mat was cccp wun leeiiug
he only said: 'Bless ynu, iny Blanche.'
And such a look from those soft gray eyes
dwelt upon her that Blan he was fain to
turn away. She scarcely knew after this
how the company broke up. She onlyrc-
! mciubered that dear voice had said: 'I will
call in the nirrning, Blanche.'
There was a new charm to the Ashley
girls now, for our heroine, not thrown
around them by the radiance of their broth
er's fame, but by a softer halo, their deep,
onc-thoughted, never-dying affection for
him. If they could love him so tenderly,
she thought there must be a great deal of
appreciative tenderness beneath their plain
exterior. And so there was. lilanche
was right. The unattractive girl", although
rather common place in nil that pertains to
the refinement of intellect, had still warm,
affectionate hearts, and almost worshipped
him in their calm, still way.
Al a very unfashionable hour for call
ing, St. Oluiriuado his appearance the next
morning. Blanche was alone in her own
room when the 'servant handed her a card
with the single name of 'Raphael' traced
upon it. With quick coming breath and
beating heart she went down into tho par
lor to receive him. He came forward to
meet her, and taking both her hands in
his looked down with an anxious, question
ing gae. Blanche knew what it meant,
and her eyes sank, then raising them brave
ly, she said, in a quick, trembling voice:
'I will trust to you. I will do as you
and papa say.'
He didn't change his attitude, nor the
'Dear Blanche, will you go with me for
love's sweet sake alone? Tell me frankly.'
She bowed her face upon the hands that
clasped over her own, and faintly articula
ted : 'For love's sweet fake alone, dear
The drooping head found another rest
ing place as he took her to his bosom, iu a
close yet gentlo embrace.
'Who would have thought of thoso girls
being his sisters ?' said Clara Maylic, ns
sbo trifled daintily with her cako nt
Blanche's wedding. I believe 'tis thebest
policy to bo gracious to everybody, after
nil, Mr. Shir'ey don t you "'
'flavc yoii just come to that fwua
sion, Clara V g
'Since I saw Mr. St. Clair shake hands
with yonder damsels and call them sisters.
Why, it had such a warning effect upon
me, that I threw away oiie of my sweatcst
smiles upon a street sweep directly after,
not knowing whether or lio hd might turn
out n lord.'
'Ironical as ever, Clara,' returned the
young man, absently, as he saw Blanche
St. Clair fasten the white favor niiew in
her husband's coat, with a look of, rever
ent tenderness which he almost envied.
The sweetest words of parting which
Blanche heard were her father's, 'God
bless you, my children, and bring you safe
ly back to me !'
The Spanish, who arc more fond of
proverbs than any other nation, obtained
most of their proverbs from the Moors or
The Arabs say,
"He who eats a rich man's hen, will havo
to give a cow in return."
To express that a husband and wife are
ill suited to each other, and quarrel, they
''Her meat and his meat cannot be cook
ed together in the same pot."
The Arabs also have the ''bird in the
hand" proverb. They sny,
"A thousand cranes in the air arc not
worth one sparrow in the fist:"
They have several of the "no disputing
about taste" character. For instance:
"Thy beloved is the object tho'u lovest,
i t i yy ;
in unlucky man is,
"If I were to trade in coffins, nobody
Another, in the "sour grapes" style,
reads thus :
"It is fast-day to-day, and I must not
rat, says the cat, on seeing a piece of liver
she cannot reach."
The most fastidious could scarcely object
to the following :
"Death is a black camel that kneels be
fore every door."
"The night is pregnant with the morrow;
f! od knows what the dawn will shine upon."
The most- curious specimen of all these
Arabic adages is, perhaps, the following,
"There are no fans in hell."
Epl'c.vtjox of Cmr.rinEN'. What a
noble sentiment was that of John Adams,
which he conveyed to his wife, when pub
lic duties for a time separated him from
his family. "The education of our chil
dren is never out of my mind. Train
them to virtue habituate them to indus
try, activity nnd spirit. Make them con
sider everv vice ns shameful and unmnnlv.
Fire them with ambition to be useful.
Make them disdain to bo destituto of any
What a valuable lesson is this coming
as it decs from a man who had reached
the highest summit of human greatness.
Every parent should treasure it up, and
keep it constantly in the mind.
If all of us who arc parents, would
make this fentiment true, so far as wo aro
concerned, what a lovely face would soci
ety present "The education of my chil
dren is never out of my mind."
Prr.LLiXd. A correspondent of the
Newark Advertiser suggests the following
rules for the termination ize nud iste, in the
use of which mistakes are frequently made :
Rule 1. When a complete word would
remain after leaving off tho termination,
ize should be used, ns rcal-izr, modern-fee;
Rule 11. When a word would be in
completo without the termination, iae
should be used, as demise, comprise, sur
mise, advise, enterprise, &&
There arc a few, aud it is very few, ex
ceptions to these rules. The principal
ones occurring at the moment arc critU
cize and rccog-nfee, though the latter is
often spelled with an s, almost invajlahly
so in England, ns wo think it should be;
Rewards of MKjyT."Sani," said"
one littlo urfthin to another, yesterday t
"Sam, does your schoolmaster ever give
you any rewards of merit?"
'I s'poso ho does," was tho rejoinder,
"he gives mo a lickiu' regularly every day;
nnd sijy I merit two I"
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