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AlHELES: i
Gentle, and tender and'trae,1 '
Is tho heartof Annie Leejjj
And her eves are as bright and as deeply blue
As the waves'on the summer 'sea;
And her .tresses wear as Jetty a hue, r, ,
As the raven that calls to me. -
Children together were we of yore, L ,
- When summer days' were fair and'brtJSit;
And In Rfcdnest we dwelt, oa the sud-t shore. ,
Of a sliver lake, where UUes White U
Slept on the foamy ripples' that bore '
The soft south, wind on Us levins; flight. '
Punas the zephyr that stirs
The dew -laden roses at morn,
And sweet as the odor of summer flrs,
' .Were oar Hves in the days that aro gone;
We loved; bat a sister's atteetion was hers.
While aiiae was of madness born.
Deeply I loved; but another on
Flacked the bloom I had watched and leaded,
And left to my amished heart, alone . ,
The fragrance that from.llsjeup ascended;
0 blessed Friendship! thou wast mine own
Then the sad spell of love was ended.
Gayly the marriage balls
Fling music to and frs;
The marriage guests came up from the dells
T the ehnreh embowered In yew;
The anthem rose In tremulous swells,
And ray heart was still with woe.
We sometsmes meet 'neath the purple sky,
And she gives me ber hand so small and fair,
1 clasp it gently, aad breathe a sigh,
And she wonders and grieves at the look I
. 1 start and tremble; she knows not why,- wear;
, And 1 torn away to ray own despair. , .
Beat, beat; heat,
O heart! o'er burdened with pain!
Btilhe' are the olrde and the flowers are sweet;
Blessing the summer rain; , ,
And dear is their joy when lovers meet,
But I will not love again.
J. L. MARSH.
fithnatf'fife
THE SI0ST OF VIRGDIU.
BT GRACE GREENWOOD.
The Forum Rotnamm'is the most in
teresting portion of ancient Rome. It
was the scene of many of the impor
tant and thrilling events in her history.
The Forum wa a large public place
where most ot the business of the city,
cirlland commercial, ws transacted,
where market and courts were held,
and where the people gathered to hear
orations, nnd to witness great military
and royal displays.
,It was surrounded by magnificent
temples jof gleaming white marble, a?
domed .with beautiful sculpture, and its
principal thoroughfares or yias were
spanned by sutely triumphal arches.
None of the mighty temples are now
standrng,"thougH "their ruins" are on
e very ;8ide; but two of these arclies re
main the' arch of Septimius SeVerus
and the arch of litus. Septimius be
verus was an emperor who reigned in
Rom6 about, two buubVofl years after
Christ. Titus was the 'Ion of the Em
peror Vespasian, in whose reign Jeru
salem was destroyed. It was Titus
who took; that unhappy city by stoim,
seventy-two. years after the time of Iter
rejected and crucified Lord.
On his return to Rome, Titus, was re
ceived with great, honors. To com
memorate, his victory,-a triuropal arch
was built. On the. side of this were
sculptures, represeutiug the conquerors
returning with captives and sooils.
Among the trophies there are yet to be
seen the golden, seven-branched can
dlesticks of the Holy Temple. It is
said, that bo Jew i- Hone has, ever
beesf known to pass under tliis monu
ment of the humiliations sad' woes of.
his nation:
In the, Forum, the ancient, ruleis of
Rome held tribunals aad passed judg
ment sometimes outrageously wiciteu
and unjust.
Before the judgment seat of the Fo
rum, among other sad tragedies, occur
red one which I will venture to relate,
though it has been for better told by
great historians and poets than I can
tell it.
About four hundred and fifty years
before Christ, one Appius Claudia rul
ed in Rome as chief of a council of ten
senators, called Decemvirs. He was a.
cruel, tyrannical, man,' who soon made,
himself thoroughly detested by the
peoplebut, supported by the .other'
Decemvirs, he: wa&fihought.toofpower
ful to be put down. So the brave Rb
nums submitted for a tune to his'odious
government. . , ,
Appis Claadiae ed to cdine'to the!
rurum in great state and pride,. attead
ed by, twelve grim soldiers, anted with
gleaming balileaxss. He frowned,
hawghtily upoa the people, who gave
himvlooksol surly fiatred in. return;
and he stalked past the majestic tem
ples .as though his presence were an
honor and a glory to pl Rome, instead
of the shame and terror it was black-
tog uiuuaer-pjouq.
A-..;..i:rniU.i:n.a,;jiCitm.'
-rw.., viauHius uaa a lollotvcr, a
CKuaius-whoVas evl-r at'Decemvlfr'i
heels, eager to do his biddingi'iealous
to carrvvpaujiis viieHaTl's.kifw;wLi.l
desiVns.
rfT.
Oae afteraoew when Appius was inhisa wita aglad greetingatthethresh-
;OSKALOOSA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 18681
the Forum, with-Marous as usual in at
tendance, a young girl, returning home
from school vwitli her tablets in her
hand and her satcliel on her arm went
tripping gaily past them. She glanced
at the villaicous pair,, with a pretty
scorn curling in her'Tetl lips and flash
ing from her sweet' dark'eyes.but show
ed no fear, for she was as brave as she
was innocent. So happy had been her
life, and so free from care, that she was
as gay as a wild bird; and now', as she
went half 'dancing np'the Via Sacra, or,
Sacred street," she warbled blithely to
frierself, in a glad, melodious voice,
which made many a heavy heart light
er lora'little while.
Thetaerchants artisans and market
people of the "Forum all seemed to
know tbebtittd; and many a rough
black-bearded maagreeted her kindly,
or kissed his 'hard, browB hand to her
as she passed. She wastho s'uushine
that shone down the thundei:c!oud of
the Forum. - M.
The evil eye of Appius Claudius fell
on the young' girl then fastened on
her with an eager, admiring look.
When she had passed from sight, he
turned to Marcus and asked,
Who is the beautiful maiden ?"
"She is the daughter of the soldier
Virginius, my lord. Her name is Vir-ginia-
"I must have her, Marcus!" raid
Appius, setting his cruel lip together.
She is a plebian, my lord; thou
canst not make her thy wife, moreover,
she is betrothed to the young Icilius.
There was then a law in Homo for
bidding the patricians, or noble, mar
rying with tlio plebians, or common
people.
"I care' not,"" answered the Decem
vir, "for Icilius,- Virginia, or any other
base plebian, and I want no wife; but
I will have this girl I Dost hear, Mar
cus ?"
I hear, and my gracious lord shall
have Jiis will," replied Mrrcus, with
an ugly smile oa his evil face.
The next morning Appius Claudius
came with a strong guard to the judg
ment seat of the Forum. Br the de-
riant, and vet cuiltv war in which he
glowered around upon the people, they
Knew mat some nmulnet was brewing.
Yet, ill spite ef him, a smile ran n-
lonir the Forum, as the vouni? Vir
ginia came laughing and bounding by
on her way to school. But in a mo
ment the smiles of the citizens 'were
changed.. talooksof indignauon-aud
honor, and the laughter ot the maiden
into sjirieks of i fear, aa ,the"vile. Marsiis
sprang suddenly toithTroni thVside of
his master, and seized her rudely by
the arm, saying, "Aha ! I have caught
you at last, my -pretty ' little piece of
property ?"
In an instant a great tumult arose.
The friends of Virginia and she had
more friends' than had been counted On
in the Forum rushed forward, smiths.
merchauta, market men, burly butchers
all, with fierce tones and threatcnitiir
gestures commanding Marcus to lit go
of the little maiden.
"I will not !' tjie villain replied; "sho
is mine own, as much as my horse or
my dog 7 She is my slave f She was
born iij ray, house, and .stolen away ere
she was a daybld aud.splil lo the child
less wife of Virginius the Centurion
I claim ' but my right; if ye interfere
with' that, ye rebel against tho sacred
laws of the. State, and blaspheme '
gainst the gods ! Besides, gentlemen
wiirp'le'ase remember I have a friend in
Appius' Claudius, and that whosoever
does me wrong must look out for his
vengeance."
At this the people were frghleut'd.
and shrunk away at the mere name, of
the tyrant, leaving poor Virginia to
snriea in vain ior neip. tenuis, wnose
wife she" would have been Fn a few-
years, made in eloquent 'and indignant
speech to the people, declaring the
whole story told by Marcus a wicked
and cowardly lie. Of course every
body knew that from the first, and was
convinced that Marcus was only acting
as the tool of the base Appius; yet
none dared to attempt a rescue. Vir
ginius was sent for, but only came lo
see ins ueiovea uaugiuer dragged be
lore Hie judgment seal of the tyrant
anu mere, m spue or iier tears and
prayers and bf"tlio sdlemri oath of her
father; given ever to Marcus Claudius
its' ins stave.
Then,' when all ,hope was gone-
wlien groans and hisses and cries of
shame' arose from the crowd when
Icilius became almost frantic with grief,
and Virginia shrieked .aloud in her de
spair, Virginius became strangely calm
his white 'lips were set, and his sad
eyes gleamed with a sudden, heroic re
solve. Calmly he craved the privilege
o a few Inst words with his daughter.
Appius sullenly granted this rcauesL
and Virginius drew the girl apart. from
me crowua mtie wayfauu, paused .with
her beside a butcher's stall." Thri
on a.tfock, lay a knife.which, hoquick-
iya caugut up:tnu jiiu in me tqlUs ol bis
tofrit.or robe! Then ho Lilt-oil . -M.
her,' tenderly nnd solemnly;, and. she,
stilling lier wiltl sobs, listened quietly.
,"My dear .litfle. girl," he, said, "thou
hast been a good nnd loviug cjiild to
me aiway the light of my home.-.lhe
joy and hopci.of my.. heart. , Now ..thy,
noor. liitlier will hnvn:nn in trk.mi.ut,
old, when he copes home, worn , and
weary from the wars. His once happy
house will henceforth Be silenV arid
lonely. We-must part, beloved' child.
See ! thy masters are impatient they
think, our farewells tedious. Virginia,
my own dear little girl, I cannot see
thee a slave compelled to bear insults
and blows,' shame and outrage;-such as
thine innocent heart has never even
dreamed of. There is but oue way for
thy, father to save thee from sucli a
fate. "Thou dost sco this knife?" Vir
ginia started, but did not shrink away.
"Thou dost understand me, "dear?"
She bowed her head and whispered, "I
am ready, father 1"' "Then giyo mo
one kiss,, my darling,tand try to smile
on me with thy mother's smile, once
more. There,"ihat was Dravely done 1
Now shut thine eyes."
In another moment theTdreadful deed
was done 1 With his, own loving hand
he had struck the sharp knife deep into
her lender side ! She sunk slowly to
the. ground, cast a yearning look upon
her father'; and with ontr low, sobbing
cry was deadj. i .
Virginius cauglitlhekjBife from the
wound, and rushing beforovlhejudij-
ment-seat and holding the d ripping.
blade on high, cursed Appius'L.laudius'
with a fearful, solemn curse. Then he
strode away across, the Forum to, his
house. So horror-struck as the.De-
cemvir, that for some moments he could
not speak dnd when Kef found voice fa minifler, he became a rebel to Calvin
to order his soldiers to arrestthe wrontr- Msm, and n?ver had any very fixed reli
ed maiuiioone would obey him. in
j. . i i Vv '
sastsasf. air vsiiv, i
tact, me wnoie f oium was aueady in
a' stale of rebellion. The. crowd that.
a.
gathered, around the dead Virginia, and
tollowed the friends who bore her to
her home, shouted threats and curses
against the tyrant. Soon, headed by
Icilius and other brave leaders, they at
tacked the judgment-seat and its guard
of soldiers, with stones," bricks, and
whatever weapon they could find. Ap
pius Claudius ran through the streets,
with torn robe and bleeding, and black-,
ened face, Out found refuge in the hbu.-e
of a friend, wliere he lay concealed for
some days. "
MenBwhile-Virginius hadtridden'to
his camp, told his story, and, showed
the bloody knife with 'which he had
freed his daughter from slavery and
shame. The whole army aroused and , hospitality was prompt and hearty. He
marched lo Koine, to avenge the greal was of a choleric temperament, though
wrong. They called upon liie common j his frame was compact and large,
people to put down the Decemvirs ami jrel from physical organisation, he. was
elect Tribunes of their own and it 'singularly seusative;cou!d break out in
was done. Appius Claudius was ier- to uncontrollable rage, and with ail his
reted out and thrown into prison. where i acquisitions, never learned to rule his
he soon died by his own hand
By this revolution several important
lilierties and privileges were se.tured to
the peoplcj and Virginius, the childless
soldier, as he sat alone in his lent at
night, or in his still sad and dreary
house, had some little consolation in
knowing that the' blood of his darling
daughter had not been'shed in vain.
J0HH ADAMS.
r
This sketch of the, second "Presideui
of the United States is, taken from the
recently published .volume of Bancroft's
History of the United Stales:,
"On the., 9th day of Febuary John
Adams resumed his scat in Congress,
with Elbridgft- Gerry for a colleague, in
place of .a feeble Gushing, nnd'with in
structions .from his constituents to es
tablish liberty in America upon a 'perma
nent basis. His nature was. robust' and
manly, ; now he was in the happiest
mood of mind. for asserting theiudepon
dnnce of his counuy. He had confidence
in iho ability of New England todrivo
away their qiicmg; in Washington, its a
brave and prudent commander ; in his
wife,, who, pheered.him. with the forti
tude of womanly heroism; In the cause
of his country, which seemed so bound
un with the welfare of mankind, that
Providence could not .tulfer its defeat; ,
. .
in'himsclf.for his convictions were clear,
mp$fifl&.
his will fixed, and his mind prepared power of utterance, he was looked up
to.let his .little property and his life go,. 'to na the ablest deoator in 'Congress.
sooner than the rights of his country. ' Preservering some of the habits of the
"Looking into himself he saw weak- lawyer, ho was redundnnC in words and
nogs. enough; but litilher meanness,. disj cumulative, in argument i but warmth
honesty, nor timidity. His ovcrwecn- j;,n d sincerity kept, him from the affec-
ing self-esteem was his. chief blemish,
and' if he compared himself with his
fellow laborers,- there was some point in
which he was superior to any one of
tliem.he had more. learning than Wash-.
ingUn,or auy other statetinian of hisngu;
better knowk'dgo of liberty as founded
inJa than Samuol Adams; clearer .in
sight into the constructive elements of
debate than Jefferson; more coriaceous
manliuese than Dickersoa; more force
in motion than Jay; so thai, by varying
and, confining his comparisous,hc could
easily fancy iiimself the greatest of them
all., He was; capable, of thinking himself
the centre'of any circle, of which he luad
been no more than a, tangent; his vanity,
was in such excess, that, in manhood it
sometimes confused his judgement, and
linkage bewildered his memory; but the,
stain (lid not reach beyond the surface;
it impaireu tne lustre, nut, me mruyii
.tegrity of his character. He was hu
mane and frank,, generous , and clement;
iye.tj.ho wjtnjJjT.th;i(. spirit of Jpye, which
(u.bdiigjbutdujie.
vat I
He could not look with compiaccn-
cy on those who excelled him, 'and re
garded another's bearing away the palm
as a wrong to himself; he never sat pla
cidly under the shade- of a greater rep
utation than his own, and could try to
jostle aside the presumiuous possessor
of recognized superiority; but his envy,
tliough it, laid open how deeply bis self
love, was; wounded, had hardly a tinge
of malignity, and never led, him to de
reliction for the sake of revenge. He
did his fame injustice when, later in life
he represented himself from persecu
tions on account of his early- seal for in
dependence; he was , the hammer .and
not the anvil; and it was for others to
fear his pr6wess and shrink under his
blows. His courage' was" unflinchirWin
debate and everywhere wise: ho never
knew what fear was; and had he gone
into the army as he. .once longed lo doj
he would hay e, taken there the virtues
of temperance, decision' and intrepidity.
A" ma .lareat vm ngc uis.Bjiiril. .WHS
buoyant and Joyous; he saw ten times
as much pleasure as pain in the world;
nuu unci in iuiu (juivereu aim i;m eye
grew dim, tie was ready to' begin life
anew and fight its battle over,
"In his youth he (ell asaoagskeptic-j
idjBolingbrpkeVWorks five times
ireaj
through, and accustomed himself to
reason freely and think boldly; he es-
teemeu uim3eu a proiouna metannvsi-
;cian, but only skimmed the profession
of others; though, at first destined to be
'gious creed; but: for all that ho was a
I - '
staunch man of Now England, and his
fond partiality to .its people, ,ils institu
tions, its social condition, audits laws,
followed him into Congress and its com
mittees, anu social me, tinctured nia
judgement, arid'cliatlied his preposses
sions; but the elements in New England
that he, loved most, were those wbieh
were eminently friendly to universal
culture and Republican equality.
"A poor' farmer's son bent on ma
king hi3 way in the world' at twenty
years old.beginBing toeara his own
bread, pinched and, served as a master
of n stingy country school,- he formed
early habits of order and frugality, and
sterdilydriinced to fortune; but though
exact in his accounts.there was nothing
ni;;ardly in hi3 thrift, and his modest
ownpirit;buthis;augcr did not so much
drive him to do. viong,,ns to right, un
graciously. No wan was less fitted to
gain his end by arts of indiscretion; he
knew not how lo intrigue, was indiscreet
ly talkative, and almost thought aloud;
whenever he sought to win an uncer
tain person lo his support, his, ways of
courtship were uncouth, so that he .made
few friends except by his weight of char
acter, ability and public spirit and in
tegrity, was unapt as the leader of a par
ty, and never appeared so well as wben
he acted from himself.
"Hating intolerance in all its forms
an impassioned iover of civil liberty, as
the glory of man and the best1 evidence
and the best result of civilization, he,of
all men in Congress was incomparable
as a dogmatist; essentially right minded;
loving to teach with .authority; pressing
onward mispiririgly with his argument;
impatient of contradiction; unequalled
as a positive champion of the right, .lie
was the Martin Luther of the American
Revolution. Bonus on to utter his con
victions foarlessly by an impulse which
forbade his acting otherwise. He was
now- too much in earnest? and too aiuch
elevated by tho greatness of his work,
to think oif li(mspttoanxiously desir
ing lo afd,' to disparage those who gave
it. In. the fervorof his activity, his
fault disappeared., ;lli istellect-and
public" spirit,all "the noblest' parts of his
nature, were called into the fullest ex
ercise, and strained to the uttermost oi
..,,.. ..v.x.u.-i uww. ... jj
their healthful power. Combining more
than nv other, farness of sisrht
than any other, larness ot sight and
fixedness of belief, with courage and
tions of a pedant or a rhetorician. For
f I . I i ! t.
bearance was ho longer in season ; the
irrepressible talent of persevering, per
emptory assertion was wan ted, the more
he was borne along by his own vehe
ment impulses the belter; now his coun
try, humanity, tho age, the hour, de
manded that the right should be spoken
out, his liigh excitement had not the
air of passion, but appeared, as it was,
tho clear perception of the sublimity of
his task. When, in the life of a fctatcs
man, were six months of mora import
ance to the race, than, those six months
in the career of John Adams ?"
''" From tho Comtrcrciai Gaioitc.
E vertasOB." !
-Any man may learn to- speak arid
write hisuwa language eorrectly,iiitiw
out knowing any other. Yet either the
ntovv A
fflwctymwjgk-- j
'if. 'Cf!
. .i A ir
affectation of. knowing etkeie, ,of the
ignorance of bis owB,leadsaBy a good
writer, and still more baoMwes, most
wantonly- to murder the King's English.
I will give a single example. It auy
be of service to such as wish to'preserve
the" pBrily.of our aemEBgH.-1
, In language as in aatuie,' the law of
derivation - anu, aesceni regular ana
uniform. But ever lasgNsage; just as
every spiesof animal.rMts'isawa.law.
The-English.or rather tbefAsaericaB
people, is a, conglomerate. .Jt bae gattf
ered and is still iratberins freaajsU the
laricuapjes'of the 'earth.' Bat i4 is ike
wisdom, and ought to bevthe pride ot
. i.. AA . -
Amencans, rather to doaiesueate the
foreign than to foreignie ite,''doBasttic;
ra thereto naturalize the jdwa tkaa V
alienfze the home bora. .TV
The bree'rh-clolh of ilie'HiBdjp, tie
turban of the Turk; ahd'lw Vb0s
blanket of the IndiaB, whsesja,poar
streets oa Hindoo,- Turks)rsisfn, is
striking and uncoatelj,,bsjwijMiious;
But let a native AaMntaaHwpeai
and he would IwdiegWiBgAaTlght
mickiae,Batwoakl abhor tW.aight.
HSosaewhat so do IMiwhsaLl see.-lhe
xavm.o r or in.inwn s.wrwtifcas a
breech-clout on a' plaia and aative Eng
lish word: Ancf-yet tkaaiirtsiKht'
meets Bieeveryr day. '- '' t' J i
.. r is the EBgtish tersiaatiow;r suf-
trx, which, added toa vera, gives Bane
lo the doer of the actioa aBted ,by,
that verb. l
"O r is Latin, and Vis French.-!
Aad as it is better to" fkf 'skirt nnd
pants at least,, if not, also hat,' vest, coat
and boots ou the clouted .Hindoo tlia'n'
to appear yourself in hisattireeyen so
it is better, much belter, lo put an Eng
lish dress onia'fbreighn word, than- to
bedizen the English ia foreign drapery.
Indeed.it.is better to aake tea mistakes
in following correctly the tales of deri
vation in .our owa language, taaa one
in atteaipting to follow the laws of an
other IsBguage. ' ' ,'
Many verbal nouns iaEaglisk end in
o r. " But none so eBdexeeat those
which were borrowed.aloBJt'With their1
parent verbs from the Law. To -this
rule there is not an exception' in all the
language Leyondsailor. tJnW.Htad per-,
haps one more word how-forgotten: '
If, then. Mr. Editor, you ever hesi
tate in writing between the claims of
e r and o r, be sure to give your own
laniTtiauc the benefit of the doubt.
the doubt, it
would be better to call
you an' diler,
than to call your jour, a printor or type
setter. That is, it would be more re
spectable and comely to put an English
coat on your Latin name, man to be
dizen poor'.iypo with the Roman toga. I
And certainly it would be much better
.nghsb.
Now, Mr. Editcr, I won't give you
the writor's name. Should interrogat
es, and furious questionor,. and silly
inquirofi come to'vou as akr3 after it,
vou may tell them that the door of the
job, or the jobhor of this;rdog, was
none other than Moboe.
Hever Give Tjf . t t
No never ! But press on and do your
best in the circumstances in which you
are placed. If you cannot do all you
would like, do what you can, and 'do it
like a man. Never falter nor hesitate
because you cannot realize your ideal.
but struggle on and come as near to it
as you can. You may be equal to your
ideal, whil& circumstances may rise an
inseparable bar for the time being, .tt
least. How many persons make wreck
of talent in sighing for opportunities to
do other and more than circumstances
warrant ? They disdaiu the low rounds
of the ladder,, which most -assuredly
lead To the high. They have no notions
of what is perfect accomplishment, and
are unwilling to take, any halfway pre
liminary steps: They have no faith in
the proveib, 'Haifa loaf is better than
no bread.7 If they would only learn
that, the most famous winners of the
whole loaf were at the start willing arid
ready to take any slice they could get.
Our true business ia Jifu is to make the
most of the means and epportanities
we have not to neglect small advan
tages 'Jecauso we cannot have large
ones. By cultivating, the small, we
make it easy to compass the great.
Therefore, as the 'Good Book" says.
Do with thy' might' what tliy hands
find to do,' and aeglect upt any oppor-
tunitiesv,no matter if they are uot.suiud
to your taste, that .will help yoa aVoag.'
Do not be ashamed of thelowroaads
of tho ladder, and never give :
x "'r, ! .q
MakiagFiB.
Onco when traveling in a stage coach
I met a young lady who'seemed'to be
upon the- constant lok oat tor'some
thing laughable . and not eoateat with
laughing herself.but took' great pains tel
mako others do Uie same.
Now,- traveling' in a stage coach is
rather a prosy business, reopldan .this
situation are apt to show- themselves
peevish and selfish;so the young lady's
good humor was. fcra tlae.",VeTv "-1
grevnhle to the passengers. Every old
fc ia T3-o -ra trU
"VOLUJIE-IIWvlrs
S v"
"" "" " HJ "! H ! jiLJi J iissi
bars waa ssada.aa,sakiet.aC1
?oke..while the eowa aad beaalpel
mure' Iybns little draiaM tlsf1
could be merry at their exaeiLall
m u iiiilt,vin tli-ivwat-irJi:tl 1
are Bot;lftelw,taaye taeir:
because peefle pakefasi ejCi
wben. wfeeoaia to bai
quite anoiher thfBc?
me; for 'aftefairbiJe1 a;
Ma
came raBBmg' acroeassW
ing ber beej:attUsaM
sunjl Toice ,wgffHiWisW"-.ee..,g
, m&mM92svwi&
bis horsesBdHbe gaiepMd JadtcoaM
to the' fence OT tWMisid
herself Aroaga
Aiw4i-mmiih
wbiekwere
aotoaly
P9tioalNtT
rv us.
Th.yoapgjadjia
Tm T " -X?
the staaa eoaah made' some ludicrous re-
Bwkianrrhe psrrtbagWlt
seensjtt rery csaMe hi ia Ifittslg
throsgh the ttBcmiUpmt W4MSM:Kd:
made sad, work wkk sjst old Uwkaa
net.and no wtakir aSt beside a Wett
dressedlady! realiyleib-edasif sii bad
been blowp there by a'whirrw-r5TMs
was a'aew pteaa-ot fasJaaataagin
made tie -stcof k,).eitns
the old lady, apqa a.eard ; prelsyeW.
when she .was not looking, to'takeaatr
terns of k'evwwt.'aaVviriotis ti
er ways tried ioraisaksh: Ai;Ieafh
the poor wossaa .taraatLa jpaVa sast-.ta-
ward Uerl, ffUti7lfvL
My dear., y ouari y pang, MaltEy
and happy; rhaveBeB saTiioo, tat'taat
time has past; I 'a' bow dcrep sad
forlorn. TrHseoaek-iS akkiaBsVialaa'
death-bl5oCBy.cUsd AadlkeaVls;
dear.,1 shall be ji poorjBsdwesaiiswak
alone in a world whemuferry airls Mmk
nearer aatuung oojeet. Tlrsywil
laugk as-saj did 'faekioaed' ekttid
odd a-aearsace'swgellsag;.sssv ifce aU
woaun .baa a -jwitikat-baf safedtad'
suffered BadwUf .live.forever.'' ,
mm 41." m ,r"..v.
The coach aow sioeMdJiefore a aeer
lookinghous, sad tie oH lady fAWy
desceaded the seps: 0r-
Hew is sU?;: was. the: afStlHsk
blingiBqaiiry. jpjvi
"Just alive," said tlie mas ho was
leading her'mto the'k-oiie. s- .".
Putting up tke"stepii,the'driTer atowil
ed his box-,.aad-wsl'!aeW;e.a;
gain. Oar merry yoBsgrieBd bad: her
card in her pocket., She, was leasing
her head upon her hand; and you iy
be assured I was not sorry' to see' a. tear
upon her curjoung' cheek: 'ItWas a
good lesson, and ona which' we hoped
would do her good. ? it
In politeness,as ia many other fhrairs
connected with the foi-iatioaoTekaff
acter, people ia geaeral begia.eutstde ;
instead of begmmg wiui the. heajjt, aad
trusting that to form 'the raannersthey
begin with the raanners1, and- trasrtbe
heart to chaBce inflaeaees. - The GeW
ea Rule containsithe, very life sad; seal
ofpoliteness. Childrea aayAbe taugai
to make a graceful courtesy orageatle
manly bow ; but unless' tbey have like
wise been' taught' to abhertwhatfif sel
fish, and always- prefer aaetaer's
fort and pleasure .-to-their owa. their
politeness will be eodrelvartifkiaLaad
used ouly when it is their interest to
use" it. On 'the' other hand.'xlraly'be
nevolent, kind-hearted person,' wiU'at
ways be distinguished by whatieeaiied
native politeuess,though enthelyigaor
ant of the conventional fdrms'of society.
Frayer aad Warks. . - r
Christiaas are 'oftea iBsinHere--ia
prayer. They ask. for growth ia'graee,
but. make little effort to improve jheir
type, of piety. They do not struggle
resolutely to attaia the blessings for
which they itioa."cThefbi!owing
extract fro DrrPherjw'sdmirfiWerrr
tle work, The:8til iHourA' is a geasj
illustralioa o 1 r-a t 1
A luxuriout e Chcistiskir pray s ia , the
good set, phrases, qdevoten; for a spirit
of self-denial; thathemay.endare hard
ness' as a goodsoliTYer of Cln'is't; that he
may take nplihe edss and IbllowCfirisV;
that be may beready" to forsake all that
he hath and b Chrisv'sdisciple ,-ht
he may not live unto himself ;. tliatbe
may imitate Him w'hVweat aboat' doTBg
good--whd beeaate pooT'that'h'e saight
be rich , .'and - who .wept over ket seats'.
In suck a prayer-iJieracaHycoas-sji.
ously,,no wstBceriUvbat a pleasurable
sympatjiy, rather, with the graad tho U
and tlie'graBHerfelfBg Whlchihe !i
guage portrays. S -The5 heart' is babjaat
with its .gasebaa'lalBtfBMc t the
boands of its 'great swellia-whras?-'1
This lover of -the pride'ef 'Wedoes
netdiBCoter h self-i-iMiW.3 liKeW
scieace "prieks htW aritlf micVa&H as
thewr "AwyoaKviifiVwasat.a
vAm. t ;ni 3 w-iwiai
J - p J"- ' ..
thing are yoa domg lor Cl7 wafcif
costs ybasdf-deBi-Ur'' '"Are''iarf;
iny for opportaailies to deay yoarievfi
to save, souls V' -Ata-f wWtaaJ to
be Ukti His. w'kwi aa irhe tlay
IikbesKl?' C-Caa y W haiaisad alaY
the hapttsattaaaVKeiiiwii hasafww'
with ?'ay,- shea; shir jjjwjaaai, aa'ala,
not reuW to a-atorw CmsVhe MsVy
the uncovering of hi hpearlayv1 1
a;sichly.raaraiag afx
filhrkr heart atu the'hkparift llav
prayer !
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