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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. laws of its being when conscious only of the passing moments of its limited .existence. But you yourself are here on earth only that you may hereafter go to heaven; and time for you is nothing but a prelude to eternity. Heaven and eternity! Behold the end and aim of life, the end which should reign supreme above all others, and without which everything is lost. Therefore, by not daring to serve God during your life, you wilfully renounce both heaven and eternity, you sacri fice God, your own salvation, your own soul, and your own happiness, even as you sacrificed your duty and your consci ence to a miserable fear of man, which is a thousand times unworthy of a Christian, and is despicable in a man. "I should be ridiculed." you say! What a grievous af fliction! What effect would it have upon you? You can surely afford to despise what is so utterly beneath your no tice. Suppose men laughed at you because you ate when you were hungry, and drank when you were thirsty, and warmed yourself when you were cold, because you loved your mother, because you were not a scoundrel. 1 am speaking seriously would you change, do you think, and try and act in some manner which would give greater satisfaction to those who thus criticised you? You will not trouble yourself to answer such a question. There is that which is more reasonable, more natural, more lawful, and more necessary still; obedi ence to God your Creator, the practice of religion, and the keeping of His commandments. To fear to be a Christian, is to fear to be a reasonable being, it is to fear to be a good, conscientious and honorable man. IN THE DAWN. 'Hut one sole star none other anywhere A wild rose odor from the fields was borne; The lark's mysterious joy filled earth and air, And from the wind's top met the hunter's horn; The aspen trembled wildly, and the morn Breathed up in rosy clouds, divinely fair!"