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T1IK SAND MAN How often when the little folk Go trooping up the ft t Airs So fcleepy that sometimes, alas! Th?r cannot say their prayers Tfcr meets tfccm at the nursery door The strangest little man Whose hair and face in color match Ills light-brown u!t of tan. lie softly hendis low o'er the crib, (The praalleat bed of all), And though the othr children still Ar playing In the hall. Ho sprinkles tiny grains of sand On baby's head and toes And lo! beftro our very eyes To dreimland off he goes. Then one by one this silent man. As each child lays him down, Drops very gently o'er his couch Some sand from Sleepy-town. Then, when they all are lying still. In silence he departs, And no one but the children know The magic of his arts. : Josephine Manning. TIIK QUALITY OF PLEASURES. Goethe says somewhere In "Wil helm Meister," that each man owes It to himself to hear daily a beauti ful song, read a great poem, look at an excellent picture, and. If he can speak a few rational words. To bis somewhat new eighteenth-century culture that may hate teemed an al most impossible reach. To-!ay it is within easy grasp of whoever la will ing to tze it. Great poetry Is cheap and accessible; only the minor poets are expensive to own nowaday. Me chanical devices are erer perfecting means of carrying the bst music to the remotest parts of the earth. Great paintings are still difficult to come at, but photographs go a long way, and that comparatively few peo ple care anything about painting in our land may be derived from meas uring the New York crowds that throng the Hippodrome against those who frequent the Metropolitan Muse um, and the occasional lonely strag gler who wanders Into the smaller collections. In speaking of a low level of art, a certain great critic writes: "It catch es your attention Instead of your at tention conquering it." This Is the test of all great art. It demands training, effort, submission, work. Pleasures which impose themselves upon our inertia from the outside are I the ey pleasure of a lew Wvj ics pleaxsrcri Uiai truly bri&g- zm a I reward mrm tbo fc!ch hm atitstloa train itself to select mud Utea vajoy. Great art makes, is4c4, the sass detaacda that great virta makes. First, & deliberate coBo,aerfii of our natural, inborn inertia, our feo aaa teciency to degenerate i&to as oyster. It require. llk virtue, be idence and submission to authority. When one who hat studied loss and lived among pictures tell us, for ex ample, that Glorgione Is a greater painter that Bonlfazto, we xauu be lieve It before we kaor It. When we are told that a Beethoven quarette glveo by the Kneisel players is bet ter than ragtime by Prior's band, we havo to begin by faith. It is the samo story with the higher pleasures as with the higher virtues "Do the deed and ye shall know the doctrine. Who has fed his mind for many years on Dante and Shapespeare will Cot be led astray by fourth-rate writers. A standard almost involuntarily grows up In the mind which acta as a preservative. Harper's Weekly. "KOCK OP AGES. Writing of the famous hymn, "Rock of Ages," in the Delineator, Allan Sutherland says, "When the hymn was written is not known, but j we may be sure that it was nothing less than the'vioce of the Almighty that inspired tho author to write words of such soul-stirring power. The hymn first appeared in an un finished form, in the Gospe! Maga zine of October, 1775, and more fully the succeeding year in the March :taber of th tags fcrlod&&L TfcU rr4 C&rtttUatotijr tt taJ a caonsoai IftCstttt for goo4 ca hs fititiiy, ms4 htz ta a favorite UJs ser grri pmss, W&ta tri Albert, thm btujtaa4 f hea Vic toria, lay dyisg Is Windtor C&tl. almost hi Utl words were. "I tave had wealth, power, s&d faae, hut it tfce were all that I Lad bad. wfcat would I have sow? And thea be waa beard repeating softly a&d rev mmUr, "Hock of ages cieft for me, 1-et me bide myself In The Gladstone translated it into Ital ian, Greek and Lstfa. but cot all translations have iea as happy as his, A mlaiocary in India writes that he employed a Hindoo scholar to assist him in translating 'Rock of Ages in the vernacular. His suprie may be Imaged whtn be read, as ib result of the effort of the learned Oriental, the first two lines: "Very old stone, split for my benefit. Let me get under one of your frag ments ' t Uqv tbeyll b art cf st f !gbt tttfsn af teas, bst lb? u&t,Mti tiu rt&f at that back wts 4ov day after day. wtk in a.s.4 m-mk at. sad tsa Salts this coraer for fer. 2o. I dual ksew ben oaljr sie'i always bsty asd ttrt-i-lookiar, a&l jsayb tfcc Cower will pvt a bit of trlfbtsr Usto ber life. Wbo caa tell what essorle, what boef. what letaoss. the beauty of the bootses xd tbetr frmgrac bor to that poor Utile roosa thnsisgh the !3 laacir days? Asd bow many way there Are for taaM&g pleisAfit torsers to gladden tired eye. If only we were tsot too selStb iy buty to cotio the eyes cr piaa the corner. At Hoa atid Abroad. 5 7U -iT V? - ' ' " f TLHISAXT COK.VKRS, "Why. Auntie." wo exclaimed as we found the dear old lady out of doors, "you are putting some of your choicest rose-bushes away out here in the back yaid." "Yes; and I'm going to put geran iums and pinks and -other things which bloom all summer out here, too, child" and a more tender look dimmed the twinkle in the kindly eyes which she nodded toward an up per window In the dingy wall of a tenement house opposite. Till! 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