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THE POOR MAN TO THE DISCONTENTED RICH.
My little fills my little wishing mind ;
more than much, yet seekest more. Who seeks, still wishes what he seeks to find ;
Who wishes, wants; and whoso wants, is poor :
But, as thy wealth, so grows thy wealthy itch ;
Content hath all ; and who hath all, is rich :
And to his audit liable is ever
Then this thou bragg'st-thou art a great receiver :
When lonely Jacob left his home,
The country of his birth,
With not a friend on earth;
He knew not where to dwell;
Or dark and rugged fell:
And journeyed to his rest;
Protected him and blessed.
And so in every hour of need,
The hand will guard us too-
With love so kind and true.
For he that watches over each,
Safe in its downy nest,
And take us to his rest.
GLEANINGS. “ Surely God Almighty is angry have a season for secret prayer and with England, and it is more sure meditation, and I will daily read that God is never angry without a the Scriptures, examine myself, and cause. The best way is for every renew my vows to God. one to lay his hand on his heart,
5. Lwill cultivate more firmness and examine himself thoroughly, to and consistency in the government summon his thoughts and winnow of my children. them, and so call to remembrance 6. I will avoid irritability of temhow far he hath offended heaven; per. L. and then it will be found that God 7. I will be meek under reproof. is not angry with England, but with 10. I will endeavour to be faithful Englishmen. I find that I have to the souls around me. contributed as much to the drawing
11. I will cultivate conscientious. down these judgments on England ness in the disposal of my time. as any other.”—England in the 17th 12. I will cultivate the habit of century. - Religious Tract Society. ejaculatory prayer.
“LEANING UPON THE BELOY- 14. I will avoid levity.
."-One day a very old man went 15. I will cultivate cheerfulness into Mr. Pitman's (the Missionary) of temper. study, when the following conversa- ANECDOTES.— The late Rev. Mr. tion took place. “Well, my friend, Young, Jedburgh, was once visiting what is your business?" "I wish the death-bed of an aged member to give myself to God in baptism." of his congregation, who was hourly “Is that the real desire of your looking for his last change. “Well, heart?” “Yes, the real desire.' my friend,” said the minister, “how “Do you love God and Christ?" do you feel yourself to-day?" "Very “Yes, I love God. I have been a weel, sir," was the answer, "very wretched being, a great warrior in weel, but just a wee confused wi this place, and many a one have I the flitting'."-One stormy winter slain in my days of ignorance; but day he was visiting another of his there is a new day. We now hear people, an old man, who lived in things that we never heard before. great poverty in a lonely cottage a I heard you preach from the words, few miles from Jedburgh. He found ‘God forbid that I should glory, bim sitting with the Bible open on save in the cross of our Lord Jesus his knees, but in outward circumChrist.' I thought much about the stances of great discomfort - the cross of Christ."
“Do you know snow drifting through the roof, and who Christ is?” “He is the Son under the door, and scarce any fire of God." “ What was his object on the hearth,
"What are you in coming into this world?" "To about to-day, John ?” was Mr. be the true sacrifice for sin, that we Young's question. “Ah! sir,” said might be saved.''
“Do you pray
the happy saint, “I'm sittin' under to him?" Oh, yes.
His shadow wi' great delight!" trust in him?" “Yes, like this,” ROME THE ENEMY OF ENLIGHTleaning his back, and resting his MENT.-Rowland Philip, the vicar whole weight against the sofa in the of Croydon, preaching at St. Paul's study; my soul thus leans on against the art of Printing, then Christ."
lately brought into England, uttered GOOD RESOLUTIONS.-An obi- this sentence in the course of his tuary of Mrs. Ward, wife of a sermon: “We (meaning the Roclergyman, contains some excel- manists] must root out printing, or lent resolutions appended to printing will root out us.”-Fox. written prayer. They were sixteen THE USE OF MEANS.—God nein all, from which these are ver promised to save by miracles lected :
those that would not save themselves 1. I will endeavour, each day, to by means.-Henry.
• Do you
TEMPERANCE. HARD WORK WITHOUT STRONG without any other ingredient than DRINK. Respected Friends,-For malt and hops and water. They have the information of some who still appointed a committee in each canthink that 'hard work cannot be ton to taste the beer offered for sale, done so well without intoxicating | admitting that which they find genudrink as with it, and for the en- ine, and rejecting all other.. couragement of others who may ANNUAL Cost OF INTOXICATING wish to try the temperance system, LIQUORS.-In France, £52,777,777; I will make a statement of the man- Great Britain, £39,692,407; Sweden, ner in which we find teetotalism to £13,500,000; Prussia, £9,000,000 ; act.
United States, £8,062,416. This * I occupy nearly 200 acres of corn calculation, however, shews only a and dairy land, and have regularly partial result. It does not give the five hired servants. During hay expense incurred in upholding priand corn harvest last summer, I sons, police, asylums, workhouses, had about ten, who boarded in the &c., which are rendered necessary house. They worked much better, by habits of drunkenness. Taking and with more comfort to them- these into account, the annual cost selves and all about them, than of intoxication in the United Kingwhen we gave them intoxicating dom is carefully estimated at one drink (after which I used to observe hundred millions annually—a sum there was "more talk than work.'') large enough to relieve the distresses I am glad to say that we have not of the poor and unemployed, and had any intoxicating drink in the which doubles the government rehouse for more than twelve months. venue! We have substituted good coffee, of POLAND,—The temperance sociewhich the servants are very fond. ties have been spreading very rapidly Most of them are now pledged in that part of Poland in which their temperance members. I have been existence is tolerated, viz. the Duchy so four years. I am upwards of 75 of Posen, Galicia, and the Republic years of age, had been accustomed of Cracow. Recent accounts from to a little all my life, though never Cracow announce the most benefiintemperate, yet I feel myself better cial results from this new movement. without it. I can endure fatigue In the country, illness and mortality with any ale-drinker of my age, and have sensibly decreased, notwithmore than many much younger. I standing the very wet autumn we I have been told, “A little is quite have had this year. In one parish, necessary at my age, but I have the population of which amounts to proved the fallacy of that. Many 6000, only four persons died, and say, “Those who take but little, these were children, during the two have no need to sign.” I did it to worst months in autumn. encourage others, and good has been Dogs WISER THAN DRINKERS. the result. I can with confidence The Edinburgh Weekly Adyerrecommend it to every fellow-being, tiser relates “a curious instance of of whatever station, age, or con- the intelligence of a dog. Its owner, stitution. Above all, -give not a professor of chemistry, tried upon strong drink to children.
it the effect of a poison, and afterDANIEL SMITH. wards saved its life by an antidote. A NEW SPECIES OF TEMPER- The animal would never afterwards ANCE SOCIETY (a provisional one, eat solids, unless he also saw his however) has been formed at Cernay master partaking of the same food; (Haut-Rhin). The beer-drinkers and he would drink nothing but wahave entered into a pledge with each ter at the fountain. other not to drink a drop of their There are, at this moment, 1000 favourite liquor until the brewers re- American vessels ploughing the sea turn to the old usage of making it without the use of ardent spirits.
MEDITATIONS FOR MAY.
“Love not the things that are in the them at his table: so, till such time
world."-John ii. 15. as we be sensible of our sins, and Hapless the votaries of the world, repent for piercing our Redeemer, Soon on rocks of ruin hurl'd,
he will not feast us, nor smile upon
"Be not weary nor faint in your clining state of soul, to be so hot,
minds."-HEB. xii. 3. eager, and anxious about the super- As when the weary traveller gains fluous trifles of this life? Thinkest The height of some o'erlooking hill
, thou, O my soul, that one who His heart revives, if 'cross the plains walks in the view of the glory above, He eyes his home, though distant and maintains a conversation in hea- still. ven, can be much taken with these vanities? Do not the visions of God
A traveller, after a long journey, veil the tempting splendour of the
when he is weary and faint, and sits creature? Is it not dishonourable
down, if he sees the town before him, to God, and a justification of the
it puts life into him, and he plucks way of the world, for me, who
up his feet, and resolves not to be profess myself a Christian, to be as
weary till he be at his journey's eņd.
O look at the crown and white robe eager after riches as other men ? If I had no Father in heaven, nor pro
set before you, and faint if you can; mise in the world, it were another
get on the top of Mount Nebo-look matter. Let me henceforth learn to
on the land of promise—those good measure and estimate my condition,
things set before you; taste the rather by its usefulness to God, than
grapes of Canaan before you come
to Canaan.–Nalton. its content and ease to my flesh.-Flavel.
“It is good for me to draw near to “Rend your hearts.”—JOEL ii. 13. God.”—Ps. lxxiii. 21.
Our mouth as in the dust we lay, Stedfast let us cleave to thee-
A broken and a contrite heart is O beloved ! let wicked men fall a sacrifice Christ will not despise. out with us, and hate us, and reYou must sow in tears, if you would proach us as much as they will—they reap in joy; for a wet seed-time doth cannot hurt us, if we keep in with prognosticate a sun-shiny and plen- God; therefore, my beloved, above tiful harvest. It was of water that all things get communion with God, Christ made the choicest wine at the and keep communion with God. marriage-feast in Cana of Galilee; Communion with God will yield so the water of true repentance will you two heavensa heaven upon produce the choicest wine of conso- earth, and a heaven after death. sation in the sacrament. When Jo- All saints shall enjoy a heaven when seph's brethren came to be sensible they leave the earth; some saints of their sin in selling him, then it enjoy a heaven while they are on was, and not till then, that he made the earth. He enjoys nothing that them a feast and kindly entertained wants communion with God.
FOSTER, PRINTER, KIRKBY LONSDALE.
A young lady being overtaken in a shower, thankfully accepted old Sally's invitation, as she passed her cottage door, to " walk in till the rain was over.”
It is not easy to imagine a more humble dwelling than old Sally's. These only one small room, and little more in the way of furniture than an old bed and two old chairs, one of which served for a table. The window was too small to admit suffi. cient light or air. “ Oh how I pity you !” said the young lady; “how miserable you must be here !" Miserable!” rejoined old Sally, with a smile, “I am as happy as the day is long-t have every thing I want." • But
have no one to speak to,” said Miss -; "how can you be happy here all alone?” "O miss,” replied Sally, “I don't want for company. I am not alone. I have the best companion to cheer me: I enjoy sweet communion with my Saviour, and find he is a 'Friend that sticketh closer than a brother.' He is better to me than any earthly friend, and supplies me with all I need, either for soul or body." Well, Sally," said the young lady, "I only wish I was as happy as you are.
I have plenty of friends, and every thing I could desire. My dear parents never refuse me any thing, and yet I am miserable.” “Forgive me, miss,” said Sally, " if I tell you that no earthly thing can make us happy. This world, and all that is in it, will soon pass away—but our souls will live for ever—and therefore we need something more than this world can give to make us happy. It is God alone who can satisfy us, and in his word he invites us to go to him, and he will give rest unto our souls. It is the love of God in the heart that gives real happiness. May I ask if you read your Bible?" "The Bible!” replied the young lady, hastily: "oh, don't talk of that; I have often been told if I read the Bible I should be happy, and I have tried till I am tired, and it does me no good at all, and I am determined never to look at it again.
Stop, miss,” said Sally, earnestly; "don't say so, I entreat you. You have not set about reading it the right way, or I am sure you would find comfort from it. A little child may be able to