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A GOLDEN MAXIM..
interest of them increase for a little store, which will serve to pay the charge of a plain education, in some good day school, the mistress of which may be known to you, by her daily conduct, to be a faithful disciple of Christ; one who proves her faith by doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with her God. Be careful to keep this dear child at home under your own eye, when she is not at school, and let it be your daily, your hourly prayer, that you may never forget the awful accountableness in which you stand to God for such a charge.'
"Such was the particular friendship and kindness which this dear lady always showed me, James; and, as her whole time and thoughts seemed to be employed in doing acts of such kindness; and as all she did, was done upon Christian motives of charity, and love, and faith in God, so I think you will allow that she was rich in good works. Now she is, I doubt not, an angel in heaven; let it be our prayer that, in our lowly state, we may be enabled to improve our own talent, as she improved her five; and, with our humble and hearty thanks to Almighty God for the blessing of such an example, let us now go to our regular work, and contentedly provide for our own and our families' wants by the work of our own hands, neither turning to the right hand, nor to the left, but, relying on the help of our Lord and Saviour, let us strive to keep ourselves, and to train our children, in the straight and narrow path of duty, and may the blessing of God be with us!"
"Amen!" said James, " with all my heart."
A GOLDEN MAXIM.
The golden maxim of Sir Matthew Hale, who was Lord Chief Justice of England in the reign of Charles II., 1670 :
"A Sunday well spent
Brings a week of content
And health for the toils of the morrow;
Whatsoe'er may be gain'd,
Is a certain forerunner of sorrow."
Written when detained in a corn field on the Sabbath-day 1!
Ah, when the village bells call forth to pray'r,
I feel an ardent longing to be there,
To hear the word of God, to sing and pray,-
Yet, if the Sabbath upon earth be sweet,
Night, gloomy night, ne'er spreads her mantle o'er
By far the most respectable body of men-in looks, demeanour, and attire-that we have ever seen parade the streets of the metropolis, was the procession on WhitMonday of the Teetotallers. They marched four and five abreast, with banners bearing appropriate mottoes, the leaders, &c., carrying wands, themselves decorated with blue favours. A number of carriages, vans, and other vehicles were provided for the accommodation of the female members and friends. The contrast between the appearance of the thousands who took part in this very remarkable procession, and the idle and debauched mechanics too frequently seen in the streets on Monday, was most striking. Each district society was headed by a band of music and its own banners. The procession occupied considerably more than an hour passing through the Strand.- Globe.
So miserable are the consequences of gaming, that we are constantly hearing of persons driven to the desperate
1 The author, as I am informed, was keeping birds in the absence of his son who was unable to attend.-Northampton Herald.
resolution of putting themselves to death, because they cannot bear their existence. But, if all are not brought to so rash a resolution, and to so horrible an end,-yet those instances which we do see, are sufficient to show us what sufferings are endured by thousands who engage in this "dreadful trade." This practice arises often from small beginnings, such as playing for a trifling sum; in which the young gamester sees no mischief. But it is a vice that grows stronger and stronger; and we would, therefore, earnestly exhort all parents to warn their children against it. Whenever we see a few boys tossing their halfpence in the street, we see the beginning of what may end in misery and ruin. The gamester's trade is wretched in every way. If he loses, he is wretched;-and, if he wins, he ought to feel still more wretched;-for his gains are acquired by the misery of another: he has inflicted. on another that which he knows to be misery.-It is a vile principle, and unfit for any man who calls himself a Christian, for it is a Christian's work to honour God, which a gamester cannot do, and to study greatly the benefit and advantage of his fellow-creatures, which is a spirit altogether different from that of the man who seeks his own gains by another's loss.
CONSEQUENCES OF GAMBLING. An inquest was held on view of the body of Henry P. W., aged 35, which was found strangled under a waggon. It appeared that the deceased some years ago carried on an extensive business as a draper at Dover, but, owing to a passion for gambling, soon got rid of a large property. He went to Epsom races with a box of cigars and some tobacco for sale, and since that time he had not been home to his wife and two children. His wife received a letter from him, stating that his body would be found in the neighbourhood of Walworth, as he had determined on destroying himself. In consequence, search had been made in that neighbourhood, when he was found strangled underneath a waggon. The act must have been a most determined one, as, from the position he was in, his feet and a part of his body were on the ground,
THE MONUMENT OF LONDON.
THE columns or pillars (at Rome) were among the chief beauties of the city. They were, at last, converted to the same design as the arches, for the honourable memorial of some noble victory or exploit, after they had been a long time in use for the chief ornaments of the sepulchres of great men. The pillars of the emperors Trajan and Antoninus have been extremely admired for their beauty and curious work. That of Trajan is said to be 144 feet high. It is ascended on the inside by 185 winding stairs, and has forty little windows, for the admission of light. The outside is marble, in which are expressed all the noble actions of the emperor, particularly the De
COLUMNS OR PILLARS.
cian war. One may see, all over it, the several figures of forts, bulwarks, bridges, and ships, as well as all manner of arms, as shields, helmets, targets, swords, spears, daggers, belts, &c., some men digging trenches, some measuring a place for the tents, and others making a triumphal procession. But the noblest ornament of this pillar was the statue of Trajan on the top, of a gigantic size, being no less than twenty feet high. He was represented in a coat of armour proper to the general, holding in his left hand a sceptre, and in his right a hollow globe of gold, in which his own ashes were deposited after his death.
THE COLUMN OF ANTONINUS.
The column of Antoninus was raised in imitation of that of Trajan, which it exceeded only in one respect, being 176 feet high for the work was much inferior to the former, as being undertaken in the declining age of the empire. The ascent on the inside was by 106 steps; and the windows in the sides were 56. The sculpture and the other ornaments were of the same nature as those of the first: