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This she had earnestly sought for, and of acquiring influence, that she might be obtained. Now let us compare the mo. the means of doing them good, and of tives of these two sisters, which led promoting their happiness. She loved them on to the performance of their to feel while she was doing this that she daily duties.

was obeying God. Laura arose in the morning with Louisa, to a careless observer, ap. emotions something like these. There peared to be an equally good girl. As would arise in her heart a feeling of gra we have seen, her room was as neat, and titude to God for having preserved her her lessons as well learnt. Her brothrough the night, and she would offer a thers and sisters loved her as well, and petition to him that he would take care her teacher could find no fault with her; of her during the day, and enable her to but while she was arranging her things do every thing in the course of it with a in her room, or learning her lessons, she sincere and honest desire to please him. only thought how pleased her parents Her first duty in the morning was to see and her teacher would look when they that her sleeping-room was neatly and saw her things in order, or heard her orderly arranged. This she did faith perfect lesson. The idea that God had fully, not only because her mother commanded her to do these things to wished it, but because God had com please him, never entered her mind. manded her to do every thing decently So when she was playing with her little and in order. She always kept her brothers and sisters, drawing pictures, shawl and bonnet on their own nails, so and cutting out paper men and boys for that when she wanted to go out they them, she only thought how she would were always at hand. This she did for please her mother by making them hapthe same reason. While she was at py, and how fond it seemed to make her school, she felt that opportunities for little sister of her. This would have acquiring information were privileges been a perfectly good and proper motive given her by God, in order to enlarge if she had felt at the same time that God her capacities and improve her mind, had commanded her to be kind to her that she might be able to serve him more brothers and sisters, and obedient to her effectually. She therefore studied very parents ; but this was very remote from industriously, and strove to overcome her thoughts. She spent her Sabbaths every difficulty with patient persever in reading good books, studying her ance. It is true, she felt pleasure when Bible-lesson, &c., but there was in her she saw that by her diligence she had heart none of that communion with God, gained the approbation of her teacher or which the sincere Christian, who has parents. It was right for her to do so, unreservedly given up the world, and deand she at the same time thanked God voted herself to the service of her Creain her heart for giving her such kind tor, enjoys. Louisa was, to be sure, a friends to take an interest in her im much more useful and valuable member provement. At home she formed plans of society than her cousin; but how to amuse and instruct her little brothers much more so would she have been, if and sisters; for she felt that in this way she, like her sister, had devoted her she could obtain an influence over them, whole heart to the service of God. and God had given her this opportunity

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richsla te amese rood gairt The Sabbath! what a holy feeling, The world, with all its vain delusions!

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From the mansions of the blest. 3 in 1Vanish with the shades of night. 1 ada Bringing with it chasten'd pleasures, Rays of tranquil, pure devotion Such as angels may approve;

Fall upon the troubled breast; Opening springs of fairest treasures, Calm as moonlight on the ocean,

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Summer flowers are gaily blowing,

Deck'd in all their rich array; Bright with sparkling dew-drops glowing,

Bid sweet welcome to the day. While from ev'ry leafy bower,

Softest music fills the air ; '. And fresh blessings ev'ry hour,

Speak a tender Father's care. If such beauties now are given

To a world so frail as this ; What will be the scene in heaven,

'Midst the realms of endless bliss ! Oh what glories will the dawning

Of th' eternal rest display ;
Jesus, like the sun of morning,

Ushering in a cloudless day.
Then our joys shall know no ending,

There no evening shadows fall;
While mercy, grace, and triumph blend-

ing,
Own the Saviour all in all.

M. F. S.

STANZAS ON THE DEATH OF

MRS. HEMANS. Oh sun, and moon, and stars, are beau

teous still, Still fair the lowly cot and lofty hall; And gentle thoughts in gentle bosoms

thrill, And from the trees the young birds

blithely call; Still the pure altar of creation stands, But lo! a chain hath bound the priestess'

hands.

In earth and air there yet are beauteous

things, The vale, the brook, the brightness,

and the breeze; And in the heart still gush the holy

springs, The wintry breath of time can never

freeze; But hush'd the voice that all their beau

ties sung, Silent the lute, the golden lyre unstrung, And from that lyre no sound shall

breathe again, On earth to glad the raptured lis

tener's ear; But though by us unheard, there is a

strain, Now swelling in a brighter, fairer

sphere; Rising in holy melody, before His throne, whom here she taught us to adore.

K. W. M.

LINES FOR AN ALBUM.". By the late Rev. Dr. Staughton, of

Philadelphia. You ask me, dear girl, in your album to

write; The request I can never oppose : But my muse, an old eagle, deficient for

flight, A paragraph wishes in prose. I yield not to such inadmissible thing,

I care very little about her ; And if she refuses to lend me her wing,

I'll write you a stanza without her. May the angel of health all your foot

steps attend, May plenty her horn ever shed; May the dews of the hills on your dwell

ing descend, And peace be the wreath of your head. May your choice be the viriuous, as

chooses the deer The stream that pellucidly flows; May your path be all verdant, your sky

- ever clear, . And the bosom of God your repose. May streams of salvation attend you

below, A Saviour your constant protection ; And when the last trumpet shall Gabriel

blow, · May you share in the first resur. on rection.

POETRY.

By Mrs. Sigourney. Morn on her rosy couch awoke,

Enchantment led the hour, And Mirth and Music drank the dews

That freshen'd beauty's flower ; When from her bower of deep delight,

I heard a young girl sing"Oh, speak no ill of Poetry,

For 'tis a holy thing." The sun, in noon-day heat rose high,

And on, with heaving breast, I saw a weary pilgrim toil,

Unpitied and unblest ; Yet still, in trembling measures flowd

Forth from a broken string“Oh, speak no ill of Poetry,

For 'tis a holy thing."

THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.

'Twas night, and Death the curtains drew

'Mid agony severe, While there a willing spirit went

Home to a glorious sphere : Yet still it sigh'd, e'en when was spread

The waiting angel's wing“Oh, speak no ill of Poetry,

For 'tis a holy thing."

Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, elear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?”—Canticles vi. 10.

Who is she, that in bridal array,

Looks forth as the birth of morn? In robes as white as the ocean-spray,''

When it rises before the storm. The chosen of Him whose sceptred hand

Betokens a kingly power, To guide her steps through a stranger

land, And support in the trying hour. Who is she, fair as the evening sheen

Of the moon-ray's silv'ry glow ; ?" Calm as the light of its placid beam,

As it falls on this world below? A child of earth, whose hopes were riven,

Sorrow's garb was o'er her thrown : When mercy brought her Lord from

heaven
To die, and claim her as his own.

A MOTHER'S SORROW. I saw a sorrowing mother weep, in the

place of the silent dead, Her beauteous infant there was laid, and

she knelt by her narrow bed ; The place was sweet, and night had

thrown her curtain round the gloom, As if hanging with dark drapery death's

mourning o'er the tomb. Freely she wept, but methought I saw

in her upward lifted eye, A gleam of heavenly-kindled hope, yes,

hope that could not die ; And a something which told that the tear

she shed on her daughter'slowly bier, Though a mother's tear of bitterness,

was resignation's tear. And I knew that her spirit now was on

the wings of faith and love, Soaring far above this nether world, to

the infant throng above ; And I praised my God that a balm was

found to heal the wounds now given, To lure our affections from things on earth

and fix them on those of heaven. And I hoped when the day of sorrow came

with its sad and withering blight, To check the hopes of my youthful heart

in their dizzy, dizzy light; The thought of that lovely childless one

might relieve my aching breast, Might make me flee to my Saviour's arms,

the Christian's place of rest.

ue,

Her brow is clear as the sun in his might,

When he mounts the eastern skies, Dispelling the sombre shades of night,

With his glory-tinted dyes.
And 'tis hers to 'lume this lurid scene,

The fetters of sin to sever ;
That all of evil which e'er hath been,

May be banish’d, and that for ever. The Church of Christ, undaunted and

brave, To the end must securely stand; n. Firm as an army whose banners wave,

Untouch'd by a foeman's hand. The powers of darkness resist in vain,

Their crest shall before her fall ; Panoply-clad, she smiles at their aim,

For her Saviour shall conquer all.

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WELLS.

Miscellanies.

WONDERS OF PHILOSOPHY. - The polypus receives new life from the knife which is lifted to destroy it. The flyspider lays an egg as large as itself. There are 4,041 muscles in a caterpillar. Hook discovered 14,000 mirrors in the eyes of a drone ; and to effect the respi. ration of a carp, 13,000 arteries, vessels,

veins, and bones, &c., are necessary. The body of every spider contains four little masses, pierced with a multitude of imperceptible holes, each hole permitting the passage of a single thread ; all the threads, to the amount of 1,000 to each mass, join together, when they come out, and make thread, with which

the spider spins its web; so that what we call a spider's thread, consists of more than 1,000 united. Leuenhoeck, by means of microscopes, observed spiders no larger than a grain of sand, who spun threads so fine that it took 4,000 of them to equal in magnitude a single hair.

truth and soberness. When I first came into this part of the country, I was walking on yonder hill; I saw a gravelpit fall in, and bury three human beings alive. I lifted up my voice for help, so loud, that I was heard in the town be. low, at a distance of a mile: help came, and rescued two of the poor sufferers. No one called me an enthusiast then ; and when I see eternal destruction ready to fall upon poor sinners, and about to entomb them irrevocably in an eternal mass of woe, and call aloud on them to escape, shall I be called an enthusiast now ? No, sinner, I am not an enthusiast in so doing ; I call on thee aloud to fly for refuge to the hope set before thee in the gospel of Christ Jesus.”

A FOOL ANSWERED ACCORDING TO his Folly.-Near the Alleghany mountains, an infidel judge was sitting with a circle of his friends, ridiculing the account of the creation of our race as inspiration gives it, and asserting that we came into existence by chance. Perhaps," said he, “some of us existed a while in less perfect organizations, and at length (nature always tending to perfection) we became men, and others sprang into life in other ways; and if we could find a rich country now which had not been injured by the hand of man, I have no doubt that we should see them produced from the trees.” Being fluent, self-confident, and, in most respects, superior to his audience, he made his doctrines appear very plausible, and asked this and that one of the company what they thought of them. All answered in the affirmative, till he asked a youthful stranger, as he sat silent in the corner, what he thought of them. “ Indeed, Sir," he replied, “I have no doubt at all upon the subject, for I have travelled in the richest part of the Texas, where I saw the forest in its native perfection, unsullied by the hand of man, and there I have seen large hogs growing upon the trees. The nose is the end of the stem, as you see by its form; and, when ripe, I have seen them fall, and proceed directly to eating the acorns that grew upon the same tree.”, This simple illustration of his principles turned the laugh upon the judge, and was sufficient to counteract the evils he intended.-Pastor's Journal.

BISHOP ATTERBURY.-Bishop Atterbury was once addressed by some of his friends to the following effect :-“My lord, why will you not suffer your servants to deny you, when you do not care to see company? It is not a lie for them to say your lordship is not at home, for it deceives no one ; every body knowing it means only your lordship is engaged.” He replied, “ My lords, if it is, which I doubt, consistent with sincerity, yet I am sure it is not consistent with that sincerity which becomes a Christian bishop.”

Two AMERICAN MINISTERS.—The Rev. S. Blair, and the Rev. William Tennant, were sent by the synod, to which they belonged, on a mission to Virginia. They stopped one evening at a tavern for the night, where they found a number of persons, with whom they supped in a common room. After supper, cards were introduced ; when one of the gentlemen politely asked them if they would not take a cut with them, not knowing that they were clergymen. Mr. T. pleasantly answered, “With all my heart, gentlemen, if you can convince us that thereby we can serve our Master's cause, or contribute any thing towards the success of our mission.” This drew some smart reply from the gentleman ; when Mr. T. with solem. nity added, “We are ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ ; we profess ourselves his servants; we are sent on his business, which is to persuade mankind to repent of their sins, to turn from them, and to accept of that happiness

Holy ARDOUR.—The energy of the manner of the late venerable Rowland Hill, and the power of his voice, were, at times, almost overwhelming. Once, at Wotton, he was completely carried away by the impetuous rush of his feelings, and, raising himself to his full stature, he exclaimed, “ Because I am in earnest, men call me an enthusiast; but I am not; mine are the words of

and salvation which are offered in the gospel.” This very unexpected reply, delivered in a tender, though solemn manner, and with great apparent sin. cerity, so engaged the attention of the gentlemen, that the cards were laid aside, and an opportunity was afforded for explaining, in a social conversation during the rest of the evening, some of the leading doctrines of the gospel, to the satisfaction and apparent edification of the hearers.

casual topics of conversation, and which
were so watchfully stimulated, used
then kindly and constantly to reply,
“ Read, and you will know?' Who was
it that cultivated his mind, so that, in
his fourth year, he was able to read any
English book, and stored his mind from
his birth to his ninth and tenth years?
When, in his ninth year, he had the
misfortune to break his thigh-bone,
which detained him at home more than
a year, who was it that was his constant
companion, and amused him daily with
the perusal of such English books as
were adapted to his taste and capacity?
For all this, and much more than this,
we are referred to one only individual,
and that was his dear mother; an extra-
ordinary woman, then a solitary widow,
his father having died when William was
only three years old !--Rev. C. An.
derson.

MATERNAL INFLUENCE.—To whom was Sir William Jones almost exclu. sively indebted, in his most important, because his earliest years, for all his future eminence? Who was it that bent the twig, or taught the young idea how to shoot? Who was it, that, to his incessant importunities for information on

Domestic and foreign Intelligence.

LONDON AND MIDDLESEX. MATERNAL AssocIATIONS.—These taries to conduct the correspondence, to associations, which have been eminent register the names of the Members and blessings in America, are not entirely their children, and to supply each of the unknown in England. In addition to mothers with a list of the same, together those existing at Reading and Durham, with a copy of the Regulations. They a large one has been formed in London, shall likewise keep a record of the prowhich is governed by the following ceedings of each meeting, and, as far as rules, and has circulated the annexed may be convenient, of the topic disaddress. We most cordially wish it cussed. This record shall be read at the prosperity.

commencement of the next meeting. Rules.-1. That this Society be called 5. This Association shall meet on the " The London Maternal Association," Friday previous to the first Sabbath of and that one of its objects be to promote every month, at the establishment of similar institutions at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. The throughout the kingdom.

time for each meeting not to exceed one 2. That the officers of this Associa hour and a half, which shall be exclution shall be a Directress and two Secre sively devoted to the object of the assotaries, to be appointed annually.

ciation. Each meeting shall be opened 3. It shall be the duty of the Direc by prayer, and reading a portion of Scriptress to take a general supervision of the ture. All business relating to other Asconcerns of the Society. At each meet sociations to be transacted from halfing she may appoint some one present past ten to eleven, at which time all to conduct the succeeding one, and the Members who can make it convenient person so appointed will be expected to are invited to attend. make selections for reading, and to in 6. It shall be the duty of every memtroduce such topics for conversation as ber to qualify herself, by reading, prayer, shall best exemplify the duties of the and self-discipline, for the faithful disChristian mother.

charge of the arduous duties of a Chris4. It shall be the duty of the Secre. tian mother; and she shall be invited to

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