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TliK SCRit'Ti. lllvS. j
*'M >rs to l>jik';irjf ar.i tY-v tli ri g>'J I
)oa than much Hac gold.'
because day do (floe? the salvation of i
the s?u'; w::ic!i neither pool nor silver cm !
do. i'tic writer once knew a man much;
conversant with courts of justice, be was
'i';* o:isan !<?c :ric:ous. Anx*ous to obtain ;
at! 1:0 couM get. fie knew him as a subjcri
for the forgers, on the u.rl.o! of the;
courts of two countits in X. C. wherein
tunc.> business was done. i! t wph at i.ist
brought to the be j of death. (is all of us j
must bo.) His pious |>!ivs:cki:i informed
tno that he said, "Oh Doctor. I wiii give you
lufj i poscss lo keep me one. hoi doi/ alive." ,
TiiC I),-, replied, '-Sir you huv not two
hours to live." He then offered th?
physcian nil he was worth, to stvn him
on; how. I? rat ten thousmi crbs of solid j
gold and s .vc:n sz'stance rn 1 zi
auon as our t ar.h, would not have prolonged
h?s lit", fur one half hour. A as, whv j
wi.l tnen be so unwise, an ! cspeei iiiy too,
-?,a iIil'jc is KO TTrtic:* unc e!ai}d:i. hanging ;
around a s olI* bed repentance. As a r.iin.
iyltr, I pray (hat I niav never in* c tiled to
be dying bed of an impenitent sinner. 1 j
1 " L? Tis no! j
' Ill llutv .1" IIU|>'o l?? - a
lino in the word of God. l'i authorise any !
such hope. Ilvcrv passage, from tf:c llih j
hoar laborer. to the dying thief on the j
cross will miiiluto against any such hope..
And when ministers under such circa.n- 1
6'tiixcfs preach the funeral sermons ot the
deal, it is wrc!y to alleviate the s'if'):rings j
of the /icing. * If they read their b:ele
aright, they can Jure, r,o hope in the death
of rich persons. I write! hese things, not
to torment the living in regard to their j
departed friends, but to warn the:n, lest thy j
too. by ncglec !,mny lose tin ir precious sou's, j
Tiie IOth argument for lite P.vinc Au- j
tSorirv of the Scriptures is, the ir power to j
convince and convert sinners.
Who, and wha\ are the foil.vers of Vol. I
tairo, Hume Pa>ne & Jefferson? M'in who I
disclaim tlie li.-sof social life, who reject
bonds, w.hich nn!;e the husband and wife,
he parent and child, trie representative of a J
more chnstc and hoUj race, than their ancestors,
and thus letter the condition of human
society. They pros-rate, by their precept,
or example, the holy law of God, which
tends to preserve the purity an ! peace of j
families, ami introduce a code, ku. o: me
d:ie/ling% h:ile and mi:ice ami MWuVr.
But, did yon ever !?car of a Cans inn
udulterer, murderer, fornicator, Arc?
True, David, a "man after do Is own
hear:*' was gu !tv of ell Ik's. Yet, read '
David's penitential confession in his Psalms, j
and does*tmy man envy him i.is inignityl
D./h any one iKsire to commit his sin that i
l?e may occupy his place? If he does, I )
ivy him li s "bro';e:i loncs and tcoun- |
del Spirit. ' Tow men ever suff re I more j
the anger of Go! titan David did.
But eons d -T .M tnassab, Saul of farsus, t
'Mary Magdolene, Augustin, Joint Newton.
John Sco t, and a thousini others and
more who have been redeemed and *dlsenf'lralfel
from sin and made freemen in
< htrisf. J.sus. by'ihe influence of the Bible,
and say. is no: ti:is the word of God !
he: husbands ryirj their wive*?and
much more?:ciees thcer husb ands, a r.d
consider the ineffable change wrought in
their moral character, tl:c :r domestic p\ice I
nnd comfort and happiness. An 1 all cffec'cd
by the ins'rumentality of the I3.b!e
an l say. is not this 'die word of God ?
Let parents lock on tii'ir sons and
daughters saved from t ";e ruin whiGi !ic;th
l.iiica on others, and s?y is ::o: this the
\rord of God ?
The Bible does couGnco and convert
sinners. " The worJ of the Lord is pure,
converging the soul. How many thousands
uninfluenced by vrcrldbj motives, have
proved this. How many neighborhoods
perfect acehlamas, tcsriiy to this fact.
That which the word of God professes
to perform, it lias executed in instances
more than a million. It has turned men
from darkness to Ughl and from the power
of sin and satan un o Go !." ;
_ j
Argument for the truth of the Bile, j
The Bible speaks of an Everlasting God l
?A !>i_-ing?without beginning or end.
I.'iflJcIily traces the origin of nil things, i
to a fortuitous concourse of atoms.
Infidelity, ennno'fathom tiie line which j
hath no beginning. Human reason cannot
reach her arm further bock than the beginning,
t!ic worn \ the dawn, the morning
of time.
Put revelation tells us of a Being? our
God?who is and was from everlasting.
Mahomed had his day oj'birth. The Pope,
is green youth yet, not being over nineteen
hundred years old. But I he Head of the
Church is '"from. ere eluding Jo everlasting,"
' God over a!!, bless'J forever,*'and this
Glory irith he not given to another neither
can he; I mean,the essentia] Glory or his
Being as God.
w T " % /-*
l\ Oa.
From tlio Church nan. i >
The following rem \rlcs, from the pen cf
Mr. Dowdier, are ccntained in a letter to a
yojnp l.idy before her rcnrriage, oiTeriug.as
the writtcr states,.a fe v cautions, the result
of ion j experience which gain tidditiona
wei ght front the example of his own domes,
tic felicity during a pejioJ ufuearly fivcund
forty years li s louts concerning private
prayer show the mind r,f of a Cnrlsti m alive
to the real purpose and b m- fr of *his dutv.
and aware of the negligences by which it too
o ten degenerates into a mere externa!cere,
'Use some form of prayer every morning,
flivd evening without ftil; let nothing prevent
you. And it by some extraordinary
circutns'unbeyou have rv-t ?ime to use your
usuG f?r.n, yet at least fall on your knees
a.) I ? Gods pardon an ! protection fot
Cm is'.'s s ike. Say year prayers in th<
moru'.eg as soon as you t yen ar;*
v.- ;r!div aSkirs < : v :> > g:r :.<?s I
v : *" ' * * ' . .. I. . ** i (\ . '
attention; and till you have said your prayers, }
endeavor to keep your mind fixed on Ciod | \
and his providential care of his creatures, or 1 s
some serious and religious subject. For j t
this purposephe repeating hymns,psalms, or I
j the like, is very useful. And further helps | i
i may he found. S sy your prayers at night, t
as late as you can before you gut into bed; t
J and after you have saij them, endeavor to (
; keep your thoughts from rambling on world- j
i ly affairs, and turn them rather to reflect on j
J a future state. The repeating psalms or ;
hymns will he useful in this also. And this
practice will ten J to prevent frightful dreams,
and promote calm and quiet sleep. If you
find that by using constantly one form of ]
prayer, you repeat it by role, without attending
to the meaning,change your form or use I
different forms ou different days. If the <
i forms you find in books are too long, leave j
f out the parts which appear to you the least ,
! materia), and change any tifng yen don't j
llike. And whatever form you use, don'i v
\ confine youto it but pourr out
\ your thoughts frtSfy before God. If you
j have done anv tiling i*miss,bcg his pardon
I for that particular offence. f' you have ;
j escaped any danger, return lu.M thanks for <
that particular preservation. It ,v?u are <
/ '*
! going to engage in any tlung ot im{vriu- I'
f ask his assistance. If von have any doubt,
i beg his direction. In short, consider him | j
us your bestfriend; as a friend from whom j
you can conceal nothing; who can help yon J
in every difficulty and distress;who will never i
he offended with you but when you do t
wrong, and who will never forsake you un- v
less you forsake him. And, therefore, ac. ^
custom yourself on ait occasions to open r
your heart freely to him. And don't be f
afraid, because you cannot, perhaps, find {
proper words to express your thoughts, but t
express them ?:9 you can; for he knows ^
your ffiough's before you utter them, and e
will hear the prayer that proceeds from a sincere
and hurnblo soul, however it may r
be expressed. But as lie knows, and you h
do not know, what is best for you in this [\
life, in your prayers fur worldly prosperity b
and deliverance from worldly evils, remem- e
ber always our Saviour's words: 'Nevertlie- |<
less, not my will, but thine be done.' And v
remember, also, that all our petitions are to Si
be made in the r.nmc, through the merits, r,
and lor the sake of Jesus Christ; for peti- a
ions put up in his name are those which God a
has promised to hear; and it is by his merits S
and tl>r his sake aionc, that we can hope for s|
pardon an J f.vjr from God.?' p
Although w!> c!o no; a pi rove tiro dircc. 'e
. I
Hon to use a written form ofprivate prayer, *
vet we co >v the above article 0:1 a-count s:
* * C
of the o:h.T parts of it.
Piay for your children. " Whenever,M n
says Uishop ifopins,14 thou eomest uivothe 5
throne of grace, bring these thy clear pledges 5
upon thy heart with thee. Earnestly im. ?
piore of God that he would o.vn them, and h
proviu.; ur mem us u:s t>??w iimuivu , i.ku i
ho would adopt them into the family of heuv ^
en, make them heirs of glory, and co-heirs p
with Jesus Christ: that he wou.d give them a e
convenient portion of good things for this r;
life, that they may serve him with more 9;
cheerfulness and alacrity; and a 1 irgc por- c
ticn of spiritual blessings in heavenly things ^
in Christ Jesus ; and at length bring them sj
to the heavenly inheritance. And know ^
assuredly that the prayers of parents are t.
very effectual, and have a kind of authority p
in t:tctn to obtain what they sue for. This
is the blessing which the holy fathers in ^
Scriptures have bestowed on their children. ^
Thus Abraham asked, 40 thnt Ishmael, >
might live before thee !' Thus Jacob prayed
for and blessed his children and his grandchildren.
Titus Job remembered his chil. .
dren, ano olFered burnt-offerings according .
to the number of them nil.' Bring them ?
up, also, in the practice of prayer. They
cannot too early begin to seek their Saviour
and lisp his praise. No habit will be more 1
profitable to them than that of daily prayer.
Teach your children this, and they will then
rise up and call you blessed. Stors th?ir
young minds with the Scriptures, finish
l --..A!. * C ? ? oil A/I^iclnhe
lilClIJ ^ iid 5.1U* t %'sJi ltd UvwrtOJUito. i
This will arm tlx*::) with invincible strength j t
against their enemies. They arc about to ) 1
journey through a dangerous wilderness ; t
teach them to pray, meriting an J evening, a
and it will din r[ their ways,4 hko that pillar ^
which guided Israel through the wilderness, v
us a el >ud bv day to shadow them, and as r
a fire by night to comfort them." s
From Rev. Mr. Junes's Sermon. s
It is impossible to prevent the scholars ^
from whispering to each other, iftl o teachaliow
themselves the liberty of saluting each
other in the scfwol with a good morning, J
ore., and it is useless to think of keeping ,
the childrc n quiet and in their places, if* th^
teachers, after having gono tnrough with a
their lessons, leave their classy, and go 3
arid sit hnd converse with each other; neitli- 3
or can the scholars be impressed with tho 3
I . |
nccessiiV cf avoiding all noise and disorder, '
vhile they see and hear tiieir suprein end- 4
ent and teacher walking about the room d
u-'t'i a care! a.'j, heavy tread ; and it is too u
unreasonable to require pune'uil.tv in the
children, when the teacher is of en half an s
hour too lute. Before lie officers of the e
school expect ther children to keep from
whispering and talking in school, lot them '
learn to avoid it themselves. And before 11
they require their scholars to keep in their
proper places, let them sec to it that they | f
themselves are never out of their places; P
and before they demand of pupils silence ! ^
and carefulness, let their own tijtie step 1 o
and silent movements convince the children a
of the great propriety and importance of j b
such ucmer.nour; and before they calculate n
on punc;uali:y from theiryovth, let thein set j li
a proper example on the subject. I f
In governing the we must depend rather )
upon preventing than punishing improper s
conduct. In order o t!i s <v iy, t< ac tor \
must have u constant supervision of each j ^
scholar. !: is t:c t t oct.ssary, when hearing c
of class !'? Clio, lo give :
,! if'vivh'f '-o i r )
irac-ico will enable him at the same timete j n<
lave an eye upon the whole class, und oh- ! M
;orve tluir positions and, actions. And in i F
ime of sniping ued prayer, after habituating '
limseif, to li>e practice a little, lie will find j
t no hinderance to his own devotions, at i
he same time to put himself in a position j v;
o oversee his class. And this watchfulness j;
>11 the part of the teachers, both in the j,
school ant! in the church, will effectually ^
ire vent all noise improprieties. i:
From tho Mother's Mng iizine.. (j
Dear Mrs. Whittelsey, I;
TTfii following account of the conversion n
and death of a little hoy in this place, is sent i;
^ ou at the request oft he Maternal Assoc! a. p
lion here. IfyouUiink it calculated to pro- li
mote the great and good cause in which you ii
are engaged, you wtll please insert it in
vour Magaxine:? :1
Samuel Newell, trie youngest son of the C
Rer. Oliver Eastman, died in Febuary, o
1835, aged four years and three mouths.? j k
Some time previous to his illness, his moth- c
er had felt an unusual anxiety lbr his con- n
verssion. One Saturday evening, about it
four weeks, before he was attacked bv dis- e
yise, his mother being left alone with h;:n, ii
;jt she must be faithful to him ti
md ur?c h.:,u to immediate repeuter.ee.? n
lis answers to hef entreaties wore, "I can't t
epenf, mo;" "Lkud m?vde me,and Me ought e
o make me repent"Sod CiauG nic, and 1
vhv didn't He make me a
ou tell me to repent, why you tcii c
ne how?'' See. After spending ahot1' an Ir
tour she told him,he must pray for himst-'h. rr
le asked, "what shall I say?" She told him it
o r.iy, "O Lord, forgive my sins." Me had oi
lever before hesitated to repeat his moth- sc
ir's words, but now lie said, 4,t) Lord, amen at
?1:1 repent to-morrow.". The next mor. L
ling he was romiuded of his promise, but
ie diJ not seem inclined to converse about
\ though he did not attempt to throw the
i! q tY\ ? nn ( In \( ot mon;iil'T S! -ihh.'itli ?
veiling, his mother was in anguish of soul jj(
ar this one impenitent child; and on her j
?ay heme, she was bowed down with a ^
ensc of her responsibilities'. When she C?
turned,she found him slcepng on the floor,
nd felt tliat it would be vain to attempt to .
wake him, for she had seldom succeeded.
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he however took him up, and the moment ^
ho commenced talking with him about reentence,
he was awake, wept, and appear- q
d in an agony for more than half an hour. ,j
le plea i with his father to pray for him;
aid he was a "great sinner," &c. His ^
ithor asked what he should pray for? He
ail, ".hat God wou'd forgive inv sins."? j
Je wept much?it was late, and the family
itired. Hocontinued asking questions till his
lotaer feci asleep, (her son slept near her.)
lome time in the night they were aroused ^
y his walking about the room, "O Go 1, for- u
ive mv sins." ilis fatlicr rose, and put "l
im in bed again.
Monday morning, when be rose, bis
owl of food was prepared for him. f lis
arents had been correcting his habit of j
ating. He said to his oldest lister, "Lau- m
3, how large mouthfuls must I eat!" His w
ister seemed not to understand him. He c.
ontinued, '*1 want to cut just such as God j *
rould have moo it." lie would not eat till jn
he took the spoon and showed him. When jji
is mother cntere J the room, he said to her, u;
? < r? r?i
est." At another time he answered; to
he same question, "God." I!c often trj
poke of his wickc 1 heart, but never doubt- f0
d the mercy of God.
On Saturday he was thought to be dying. []
Gter reviving a little, he called each by
ante, and bid them "good by." To one c";
e said, "be faithful:" to another, "love \]
jod;" to anotiier "he kind to dear mama." ja
I'o his youngest sister he said, "Dear little hi
denrietta, be kind to my dear mama." To j;,
me of his little classmates he. said, * Pray,
iud love Go 1. On Sabbath his sister ask- <h
tint how he cot Id bear to leave his dear n<
na? lie replied, "God will lake carc of W
ler." hi> mot!) r siid Newell, you ex- ol
lectcd to h ivc been in heaven today,didn't ju
ou? With evi !cit disappointment, he w
ail "yes.' 1 am alive, and in this world it
et. lit si ved ti 1 \\ eJnesdav, 3 o'clock, oi
his s'.ate o ' mind was tl e same,) when lie p:
uietly f? 11 tsieep, ::s \ e believe, in the si
rms oi his -S::viour. urn! his jut rents trus \ o;
e h ' TJ-r*. ' i ?* ' b *.! v.: ::: 1 :.t
It 19 SaODatn (lay to-uay. one saiu no. jg
Ie s lid, "It seems jusi like Sabbath day." ^
From that time he seemed to love the pr
labbath, and most of his days were spent
s if they were Sabbaths. When he took ?
p a book he would carry it to his mother,
nd ask if "God loved it," &c. If she ^
iid yes, "then I love it," ho would say; .1
f sho said no, "then I don't." From this gj
ime he gave evidence of a change of heart. (j<
)neof the little verses he learned a short (C.
imeaficr his conversion, and which seemed |t;
o dwell much on his mind, was this:?
"Children die e'er so young; * '
Infants bid the world adieu: C(
And as my li o will not be long. hi
I will keep it* end iu view di
The Sabbath before he was taken ill, S:
he weather was very unpleasant, and as ai
lis mother was confined with a sick daugh
t-_ .U . . _L_. l-_ L ..I I ill
er,sue uju jt;ni iiu n ?u spv. uu um; u??
it home. lie urged very much to go to the *
Sabhalli schooljnot thought consistent. IJe ' '
vept & asked to go to mooting. In the eve- 1 1
ling he wcpt,and plead very hard to go.and Vl
laid, "Pa, I know I shall not get asleep."* *
Monday morning lie was brought down Pj
roin his bed very sick His disease wa- j
;uch that no medicine could affect it?con
tantly so sick at his stomach, that he said
mt lijtle. On Thursday he asked, do you ^
ispc;t to die? irtS said, "yes." Where do ^
'ou expect to go? "to httnven." The next j
lay (Friday) his mother asked him how
le expected to get to get to heaven? p,
.nswored, "the Saviour will take me in his
rms, and carry me there." On Saturday, .
s the family an I others were gathr red ^
round the bed, thinking ho must die, his
jther colled the name of each, and said, ft
fcwell, whom do you lore best? With m
nimation he replied, "I love my Savior ju
)\v rests in His bosom. By request of the ! ti
'aternnl Association- 6<
'cb 9, 1S37. S. T. P , Secretary, it
The present seems to boa season ol re- c
ival among many of the ciiurciies of I]
iustern Virginia. There is s:i!l a lively 11
iterest in spiritual things manifested by v
in people residing in the neighborhood of c
our Miles Creek. Between 40 and 50 s
ave been received for baptism in that v
hurch, most of whom have already fol- 0
>wcd their Lord in that institution. The ^
line may be said in relation to Deep ['
church. At the New Bridge church, 11
ear Richmond, n most interesting meeting 8
as just closed?moro than fifty there have 0
rolessod ailegiance to the King of saints. 1
ii the Bear Swamp church, there is also a
velv state of tilings.
\Ve h'-ar tliat in the counties of Ma*
11.: CVl A nn.l 0
1 J uuv>U4ut vnai juik'i uuu
lulpeper, the Lord is bestowing a season
f refreshing from his presence. In the .
ist named county,the camp.meeting which ^
losed on the 2oth ult., was attended with
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lost bcnefieial resti! s. Several brethren
) the ministry were engaged, during the
ight days of its continuance, in publish- ji
ig the glad tidings of the Kingdom, while
ie truth accompanied by the Spirit's power,
as the means of subduing many hearts.
'rom Uroaddus we learn, that seventy or v
ighfy were t!ie subjects of conversion.
inc most perfect order reigned throughout
ie meeting?not a single circumstance (
ccurrt-d to mar the enjoyement of the
_ r_ . C .1... D
ien.ii.? ei me , v .ivjM'ip ^
tany still refined rejectors of the Gospel.
C-as said by many, that at no association ^
r large meeting, had thoy ever witnessed g
) much decern and generally respectful c
tendon to the preached worA.?RichmorA 11|
'eligious Herald, p
< (I
The sudden conversion of four hundred ?
yroleans of the Zillerthal from theCaiho n
: to the reformed faith, has been brought s;
jout, it is said, in the following manner: b<
traveller in the Tyrol left with his host a '1
>py of the Bible which passed from hand ni
hand?at first from notions of curiosity, w
it afterwards for tne purpose of daily it
ading. The result was, that no fewer
an 400 persons renounced the Catholic
id adopted the Protestant faiii. The
overnmer.t of Vienna sought to constrain ai
em either to renounce their newly adopt- ^
1 faith, or to emigrate into Transylvania,
e only province of the empire where rhc w
;istence of seceding sects is nl.'owed. |c
he Tyroleans, however, orotestcd against ?
compulsory emigration, and implored the
otcction of the king of Prussia. It is in rl
msequcnce of this appeal, tliat M. Strauss
is been sent from the court of Prussia on >r
mission to Vienna to negotiate an arrange. o
ent of this matter, is
1 SIOTIIEk's LOVE respected. tc
Tiic simple story which we insert below si
.i r l I. ..
ciuilH tin liuiuc <ji uur >uuny n'iiuurs. 11 u
ay be a useful lesson to some. Those si
ho would indulge in sports which mayoc- n
ision distress to some humble family of u
irmloss animals, should think of the feci- d
gs of their own mothers. To hunt for *'
rd's-nests or to worry or to kill the mother- rr
rd when slie i> seeking food for the young, d
cruel. About five years ago, Mr. h
fashin<_ton lrivinc travelled with a com- !c
my of rungers over the hunting grounds X
'the Osage and Pawnee ludians in the g
far west and they had to depend on si
eir success in hunting for a supply of food, tf
[r. Irving 1ms published a book ornitled 1
the Crayon Miscellany,"?in which lie g
ves an account of many interesting inci- p
mts which occured in his tour on those ex- 3:
nsivc prai ies, r.nd from this book we so- p
ct the following : our author. h
" Several of the hunters sallied forth ; .
ic prime old woodmen Ryan came hack 4
lrly In the afternoon, with ample spo.l. k
aving killed a buck and two fat does. 1 u
*ew near to a group of rangers that hid a
Vihered round as he stood by the spoil, h
id found they were discussing the merits ft
:'a s ratagein sometimes used in depr c
jnting. The consists in imitating, with c
small instrument called a bleat, the cry of d
tc of tlic fawn, so as to lure the doe within o
ie roach of the rifle. There are bleats of n
ir.'ous kinds, suited to calm or windy
Cither and to the age of the fawn. The *
3or animal, deluded by thern, in its anxiety a
)out i-9 young, will sometimes advance
oso up to the hunter. 4 I once bleated 1<
doe,' said r young hunter" until it came ti
iihin twenty yards of mo, nnd presented a r
ire mark: I levelled my rifle throe times, n
jt not the heart to shoot, for the poor doe k
oked so wistfully, that it in a manner made s!
y heart yearn. 1 thought of my own mo- p
er, and how anxious she used to be about
e when I was n child ; so, to put an end b
the matter, I gave a hallo, and started y
p doe c :it of rifle-shot in a moment.' ,4
41 4 And you did right,' cried honest old f<
yan. 1 For my part, I never could bring li
yselfto bleating deer. I've been with y
inters who bad bleats, and have made h
e\v throw them away. It is a rascally
ck to lake advantage of a mother's love ti
r her young.'" .1
The following striking testimony to the u:
taracter and influence of the Rev. Henry J
artyn, occurs in a work lately published y
England, enti led Conversations at Cam- o
idge. The author speaks Irotn personal t!
sow ledge of his character. ?
44 Bui there is another circumstance in b
c life of Mr. Miriyn more intimately con- s;
4ctrd with the objects of this volume, b
Jc are indebted to his example for much ti
Fthe good feeling that : o\v pcividcs thenior
|>ortio.'i of the University.?All who j tc
ere acquainted with Cambridge society as !r
existed among the undergraduates fifteen b
r twenty years ago, will recognize in tar :!
escnt state of things a vc/v maiked and
nguler improvenicn'. I>: tlio ember days i f<
: Mr. Banco;,\> 4 nis ry h: w is exposed p
i-:sM' nv-r? t: c r.i1 !
cssing ebullitions of dislike, and instance;
Dmetimes secured when the college author
ies jud jeJ it expedient to forbid their pupil'
.tteuding upon liis discourses. The char
ctcr of Mr Martyn did much towards over
oming this opposition; his high attainnents,
his simplicity of manners, Ins neade
nicul dis'iuc'ion, imparted a dignity nm
reight to Ids name ; and piety herself be
ame more lovely and of bettor report wher
he appeared in the person of a senioi
rrtingler. No poison. I believe, ofsitnilai
:pinions has attracted by his tai mts so muci
lotice. When, tliorolc.ro, it was discovere;
hat the strictest attention to religious dutie:
nstead of weakening the intellect, ouh
trengthed and concentrated its powers
ithers were quickly found to adopt the sami
A coun'ryman, having to go n dist'nc
>f some miles in a parisli where he had uev
r been before, kept plodding along tin
urnpiko ro.id, till he had to call at. A mai
a smock-frock, of wlwm he inquired th<
listance, told him to lake the short cu
cross t.he fbld*, and he would save half i
nile by ir. The short cut was taken, whet
> resent Iv he came to two paths, and no
mowing which to choose, he proceedec
Jong the wrong one. Soon after this h<
ame to a lane which branched oil m oppo
ite directions and lie made matters stil
rorse by going farther astray. At last coir
ning to a common, he was a opped, & wa
ibliged to go all the way back again to tfv
urnpike road, saying to himself,?"Catcl
ne in taking the short cut again, ifyoucan
nrr but a fool for n y pains, in leaving tin
urnpike road li nt I knew to be right, fo
be path which has led me wrong. Thesi
hoit cuts may do very well for those wh<
inderstand them, but for those who do no'
hey a-e the longest cuts that can be taken.'
)epcrid upon it you will, like the poor coun
yman, find it lb* safest way in most tiling:
3 take that metho'i to obtain your ends
rhich experience has approved. Be
:are of short cuts,unless you are thorough
ihsfied about them, but above all thing!
iw her. Sue stopped ana praiseu mary a
retly ringlets and bright eyes, and kissed
er rosy cheeks. Mother I wished it was
.... Then she looked at mc, ar.d said,
poor child.* Tnen mother, I could no
erp from weeping. And, and s! o g ivt
ic some money. Slic coulcTnt love me,
nd so she gave me money" 4 Ellen, El n,"
SiiiJ the widow, in the biterticss o
jeling,41 you will break my heart." 4* Moth,
r will you take the money and buy somt
lothcs for little John, who comes to the
oor to beg ? I shall never hear to think
f it. And now, mother, I will read, and
ot fee! unhappy any more."
44 I am afra.d it troubled Mary to sce voi
o much grievad ; had you no: better gc
nd speak to her my dear V9
41 Not now mother: I am afraid sir don'
>ve me ns well as I do her. When ]
irned to come away, she said : 44 \Vha
fool you are to do so, Ellen ; the lad)
liglr, and welcome, have gi\e.i you tiV
isses, had she given me the monev. I
lioulii'nt mind having a hunch-back, if peo.
lo would give me money."
*4 Poor Marv. I'm afraiJ her beautv will
c nor ru:n. Would you not ra'her be vs
on are, dear Ellen than feel as Mary docs?'1
Yes, in ieed mother. Hut I have tried to
c! and ti?'r;k. that what you say is true?
tat the good are always loved ; but mother,
oil n:e mistaken, beauty is loved ; people
ardly ever think of goodness."
*' My dear, people cannot toll hmv you
liiik ; they regard you as a nvro child,
love you because you are a good ami dofill
child. When you are older others
'ill love you, because you ;vili be amiable,
sefnl, and pious. And remember, my
ear, tbut cur fa.her above can see witnin
ou a sou!, fir mere beautiful than the body
('your cousin M iry. A nd, in a fe w year'?,
lis eonveriug of tlie body will be drooped,
nd we shall see each oth?r, no: the bodies,
ut that part which is frully, really, our Ives.
And then, mvdear, goodness will
v o
a beauty. Cannot my daughter wait paontiy
for that time ?*'
" Yes, mother, yes, so long as I have yoi
> love. Out I cannot stay long to* In
>vcd by none but van, and pitied bv a!
esid#." " My love, you will think lesso
ic opinion of the world, as yon live long
r. 1 ou will fc I hat we are placed fieri
^ do good to our f< liow-erea'ures. and h
;v-p:?jol tor si better v.v.ri.l." " ijet moth
1 evfr k'"- ' .? ' I V :
ditr"? of attempting a short cut to heaven
'he good r>I'J way described ia the Bible i:
ot only the b;.^t but tiie only way. In tha
ay of holiness, a Why faring man though i
>oI shall not err.?Can. Ql'S.
There is a sublime moral in this shor
id simple, yet touching tale; which il >'jl
e for t!ie pleasure and profit of nil oto
oung reader- to p nusc with attention, and
hicli the el lor may not omit without n
is?. We cxtrct i from the Portland
>aily Courier.?Christian Register.
" 0 mother," said little Ellen, bursting
ito tears, and thron ing her head into hei
lothcr's lap, " how hnppv I am that tliere
i u Heaven; and I wish I could go to it
o\v, now, dear mother." Mrs. G
)ok the child in her arms hardly able to
)enk for tears. She well knew the many
inls to which her Onofiending daughter was
jhjcctcd, and she folt for her, u3 none but
lothers similarly situated run feci.?
What has happened to disturb you, my
car ? Who has spoken harshly to you?"
No one.no one. mother. And 1 never
tind it much, mother, r, !.cn the lit.Jc giris
o call me names ; they don't mean any
iirt. But, O mother, how I might be
?vcd, were I as beautiful as my cousin
fary. Aunt says I am a be tor child, more
cntle and kind, but every body loves coun
Mary the moment they 6ce her ; and
icy smile upon her end often kisa her.
'his morning Mary and I playing to.
ether, and a lady pissed by with a sacc;
Icasant face. I loved her as soon as I
" i i I u .
' I love t':c li:tle birds nnd srcon trees and
i #
1 pretty flowers, but still the world 'ooks cold
j and dark, and 1 want to be away/' < My
i dear, we must v\air our Father's time.
! Though [your body U homely and deformtd.God
has made your spirit perfect, and
that, you know, will never die, while the
most "beautiful body will crumble to dust.
T'?iu!t, my dear, of the great blessings you
have received, and do not repine for those
which arc withhoidren." " I will, mother,
and be grateful to God for giving rne 6uch
a mother, who has taught me to be patient
and contented under my trials. I might
have been ill-natured, and envied dear cousin
Mary for her beauty, had God givtr>
i, me a different mother."
2 The widow pressed her closer and closer
to her heart, and the child and the mother
wept long and bitterly. " Ellen, many and
many, have been the tears I have shed over
c you in your infancy, for 1 well knew that
if your life was spared, all these trials
2 awaited you. But my prayers that yoa
1 might be blessed with a spirit to bear them,
2 have been answered. Vour good aunt,
t with her beautiful Mury, is a icss happy
i mother than yours, Ellen."
} ? I will be pa'ient and happy, dear moth,
t er, that I may grieve you no more," said
J little Ellen, throwing her arms about her
J mother's neck. Poor Ellen was scarcely
- eight years old. She had been subjected
I from her infancy, to the thoughtless taunts
of her young companions, and even when
s they forbore their unkind and inconsiderate
3 remarks, they often indirectly and uncon~
> sciously wounded her sensitive nature, and
; helped to break her young and gentle spirit.
3 She was, indeed, sorely stricken ; her body
r was stunted and deformed, and her face.
? with the exception of a very sweet and in.
) teliigent expression; was remarkably plain.
, Site became thoughtful, contemplative, and
' affectionate, and dwelt so much on the hap
piness ofheaven that she longed to lay her
h down and die. The widow felt that thet
i, desireof the child would be gratified. S!k>
saw her little frame was wasting away, and
/ a bright unnatural fire gathering in her eye,
s while h r countenance sometimes ware an
. Kinross ion almost of beauty. Her young
s spirit seemed already disenthralled from
t every earthly passion and feeling, and
T - *- ? * " * *
t g;o'.vuu wini an intensity 01 iovc, a sirctcii
of intellect and deptli of thought, thai seemed
almos supernatural. Her sufferings
were so siigh', she was able almost to the
lash to go about the house, and busy heri
self, with her books and flowers. A few
i moments before her death, she laid herself *
I j upon the sofa, saying, mother I am weary
uni will sleep." The mother felt that it
I was hei last sleep. JShe kissed her cheek.
Ellon opened her eyes, and looked up;
; " mother, you will be all alone when I arrv
j gone, but I s.hal' bo so happy, you won't
; 1 wish me back, dear mother. How very
good our Father in heaven is to let mo go
j so soon !" She half raised her little arms,
as if to embrace her mother; ihev HII back
little Ellen hod left the body. Mrs. G. felt.
that she was,indeed,a widowed and childlesswoman,
but she scarcely wept. She lived
i many years like one who felt she was o
44 stranger and n pilgrim" here, ndminister.Bg
to the sick, end relieving the wretched,
and was at length buried by the side of her
beloved husband and Eilcn."
j e=From^1ie^ostonlSercai!tn?^mial^1^
j It is well known that a very considcralle
< portion of the inhabitants of C bina dwell in
floating houses?or rather in boat with a
large and convenient cabins?uhero men,
I *1 J ?
wo.nen anu c.uiarcn may oesecn in abundance.
having no other heme and gaining
a slender livelihood by some occupation lhat .
docs not required residence on terrafirma.
In the neighborhood of Cunton, manyofthn
owners of these moveable dwellings, employ
themselves in rearing ducks, nnd the 6agaI
citv which these animals exhibit is remarks|
Livery morning they are allowed to leave
' their habitation, and indulge in their acquatic
amusements; nnd sometimes five or six
hundred of these noisy creatures aro seen
spor'ing on these floating duck pons. They
never stray far from their houses?and the
i sound of u little tingling bell seems to produce
upon them a magical effect. The moment
the first sound of the bell is heard, the
ducks hasten towards their home with asj
tonisliing swiftness, and the commotion thus
instuntaneously produced in their ranks, is
amusing enough each one apparently anx1
ions to outstrip his companions in the race
) ?(id J such u scene of shoving, swimming,
flying and gabling, is seldom seen among
! ducks in any part of the world, than in China.
This prompt obedience on the part of
1 those stupid water fowls, is the result of education'?and
the means used, although ex.
cecdirgly efficient, arc very einrgie. The
Inst duck which readies the boat, is invario'
hi v sewed hv the duck, mis tor.frenoral. and
is compelled to undergo a severe drubbing,
with a bamboo mne?and the fear of this
| punishment which they a*e exceedingly dcsirous
to avoid, ensures lite most perfect
1 order and obedience among theso animals.
which have been considered among the
'! most s'upiJ of the feat bored creation.
! The mode of managing ducks, is some*
: what, similar, to the just and humane expe|
dient resorted to on board of some of tho
j English ships of war,and for ought we know,
i Amcr.can aiso, to induce the men to hasten
on deck wi'h nil possible despatch when all
hands are called to quarters, or for nnv olh- *
or purpose. A boatswain's mate is stationed
at the hatchways, and those who happen,
through negligence, indolence or accident
! to he nr the* fag end, are sure to get a severe
' "starting."
j Moral* of manners.?The following eni|
i gram, though written long ago, has lost
' nore of its applicability by time :
AVhat'e fashionable, I'll maintain,
Is always right," cries sprightly Jane;
"Ah! would to heav'n!" cries graver Sue,
"What's right, were fashionable too!"
Grave thoughts of riches.-The following
' whims eul epitaph was found in a country
cliu reaynru
ItraJ'T. I've left tiiis wcrld, in which .
1 had a world to do,
r* wearing and fretting to ho rlc'.?
t C '
, .. . w.. ?l 4^ r.j, y, J.

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