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The Indian advocate. ([Sacred Heart, Okla.]) 1???-1910, August 01, 1902, Image 19

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The Indian Advocate. 243
It is an'odd coincidence that the royal command issued to
the Protestant bishops occupying seats in the House of Lords,
prohibiting their wearing mitres at the coronation, came
through the Duke of Norfolk, the premier Catholic of Eng
land. The bishops wore either velvet caps, or else a species
of mortar boards, familiar to people in this country as a
headgear of college presidents and professors.
A sense of justice should be the foundation of all our
social qualities. In our most early intercourse with the
world, and even in our most youthful amusements, no unfair
ness should be found. That sacred rule, of doing all things
to others according as we wish they would do unto us, should
be engraved on our minds. For this end we should impress
ourselves with a deep sense of the original and natural equality
of men.
Idleness is the badge of gentry, the bane of body and
mind, the nurse of naughtiness, the step-mother of discipline,
the chief author of all mischief, one of the seven deadly sins,
the cushion upon which the devil chiefly reposes, and the
great cause, not only of melancholy, but of many other dis
eases; for the mind is naturally active, and if it be not occu
pied about some honest business, it rushes into mischief and
sinks into mire.
Life bears us on like the stream of a mighty river. Our
boat at first glides down the narrow channel, through the
playful murmurings of the little brook and the windings of its
grassy borders. The trees shed their blossoms over our young
heads; ithe flowers on the brink seem to offer themselves to
our young hands. We are happy in hope, and we grasp
eagerly at the beauties around us; but the stream hurries on,
and still our hands are empty.

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