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was his daily practice all his life, as soon stancy and firmness did not forsake him. as he arose in the morning, which was He neither intermitted the necessary care generally very early, to retire an hour for of life, or forgot the serious preparation private prayer and meditation on parts of for death. Three weeks before his dissothe Scripture. When his friends inquired lution, when a most learned and exemplary hrow it was possible for him to support the divine visited him at his country-house, fatigues of his active profession, he would he requested to join with him in prayer, answer that—" It was his morning hour of and afterwards entered into deep and meditation and of prayer, that gave him interesting discourse upon the spiritual spirit and vigour in the business of the and immaterial nature of the soul, which he day." He recommended this practice to perspicuously illustrated by describing the others, as the best rule he could give effects that the infirmities of the body had them;
“ for nothing,” he would say, upon his faculties, which they did not “conduces more to health of body, and 'oppress or vanquish, but left the ethereal tranquillity of mind, and I know nothing principle always master of itself, always which can support me or my fellow-crea- resigned to the pleasure of its Maker ; tures, amidet the various distresses of life, adding “He who loves God, ought to but a well-grounded confidence in the think nothing desirable, but what is most Supreme Being, upon the principles of pleasing to the Supreme Goodness.” Christianity. He made the excellence of These sentiments were demonstrated the Christian religion the frequent subject by his conduct: as death approached of his conversation, and asserted on all nearer, he was so far from terror or confuproper occasions the Divine origin and sion; that he seemed more cheerful and efficacy of the Scripture.
He recom- less sensible of pain. He died on the mended to his friends a careful observance 25th of September, 1738, in the seventieth of the precept of Moses concerning the year of his age, much honoured, beloved love of God and man; and affirmed that and lamented. His funeral oration was a strict obedience to the doctrines, and a spoken in Latin at the University of Leydiligent imitation of the examples of den, before a very numerous audience, and our blessed Saviour, were the foundation his works afterwards published in five large of all true happiness. He formed his quarto volumes. The city of Leyden ideas of God from what he had revealed erected
and of himself in his word, and paid an abso- pedestal of marble, bearing many emblelute submission to his will, without en- matical devices, surmounted with a medaldeavouring to search out the reason of his lion of him whom it commemorated, determinations; and this he considered encircled with his own favourite and as the first and most inviolable duty of a expressive motto" Truth unarrayed.” Christian. His literary fame and religious excellence of character, could not exempt him from enemies; but he never regarded DRESS AND MERIT.-Girard, the famous calumny or detraction. He said - The French painter, when very young, was the surest remedy against scandal, was bearer of a letter of introduction to Lanlive it down by perseverance in well doing, juinais, then of the council of Napoleon. and by prayer to God to cure the dis- The young painter was shabbily attired, tempered minds of those who traduce or and his reception was extremely cold ; but injure us.” A friend who had often Lanjuinais discovered in him such striking admired his patience under great provoca- proofs of talent, good sense, and amiability, tions, inquired by what means he had so that, on Girard's rising to take leave, he entirely suppressed the impetuous passion rose too, and accompanied his visitor to the of anger; he answered with the greatest ante-chamber. The change was so striking frankness and sincerity—“I am naturally that Girard could not avoid an expression full of resentment, but by daily prayer of surprise. “My young friend,” said Lanand meditation, have at length attained juinais, anticipating the inquiry, this command over my passions." ceive an unknown person according to his
In his last-illness, which was extremely dress-we take leave of him according to lingering, painful and afflictive, nis con his merit.”
A LESSON FOR THE YOUNG..
I had no sooner said this, than it flashed THE POWER TO SHUN EVIL. through my mind that I was neither think
ing nor intending right; and so, after a
short struggle with myself, I repressed the “ REMEMBER,” said Mr. Barton, as he feeling from which I was about to act." sat talking with his children, “ that no “How did you repress it, my daughter?” matter how severely you may at any time asked the father. be tempted, you, need not fall. Simply " By calling it evil, and, because it was refrain from doing the evil to which you evil, resolving not to let it influence my are strongly inclined, and you are safe. actions.” The power thus to refrain is given to “ Did you find this a very difficult task,
Mary?” “Yes, I know that it is so," replied his Oh, no.” daughter Mary; "for I have proved it " And you have experienced an inward over and over again. Even to-day I found it peace and satisfaction of mind ever since easy to do right, when I was strongly tempt- this determination to shun what was evil ?” ed to do wrong. Last week I called in to said Mr. Barton. see Clara Lee. She was working a collar “O, yes," returned Mary, "an inward from a most beautiful pattern that pleased peace that I can hardly describe.” me very much. I asked her if she would “ And such peace will follow every act not lend it to me, when she had finished of shunning what is wrong; while, on the her collar, that I might work one from it other hand, the sure consequence of acting for myself. But she declined doing so, with from a selfish or evil purpose, is a disa manner that hurt me.”
turbance of the mind, that robs it of all “That was hardly kind,” remarked Mr. true delight. Ever bear this in rememBarton. “Why did she do so ? "
brance, my children ; and also bear in re“I believe she did not wish me or any- membrance, that it is not a hard thing to one else to have a collar precisely like shun what is evil. All that is required is this one.
In fact, I know it,—for she said a sincere effort to do so; and then there so to Ellen Maylie; and also told her that will flow into your minds an instant and she had burned the pattern to keep any- | all-sufficient power. This power comes one else from getting it.”
from the Source of all Good-from God.” “ That was certainly not acting from a very good spirit," said the father.
"I think not,” replied Mary. “But I BENEVOLENCE of Dr. GOLDSMITH.was tempted to act in a spirit very little, A poor woman understanding that Dr. if any better. I must own that I felt Goldsmith had studied physic, and hearing annoyed at Clara's selfishness. Instead of his great humanity, solicited him in a of pitying her weakness, and being sorry letter to send her something for her husfor what was wrong in her, I rather per- band, who had lost his appetite, and was mitted myself to be half angry, and to reduced to a most melancholy state. The feel a wish to be even with her. To-day good-natured poet waited on her instantly! the opportunity was offered for gratifying and, after some discourse with his patient, this feeling.
I called upon Harriet found him sinking into sickness and Wilford, and she showed me a book full poverty. The doctor told him they should of lace patterns that her uncle had sent hear from him in an hour, when he would her over from Paris. In looking through send them some pills, which he believed it, my eyes lit upon a pattern precisely would prove efficacious. He immediately like the one Clara had, and instantly I went home, and put ten guineas into a said— Oh! isn't this beautiful! Won't chip box, with the following label: “These you let me work myself a collar like it?' must be used as necessities require : be
Certainly,' she replied; 'from that or patient and of good heart.” He sent his any other pattern in the book. 'Won't servant with this prescription to the comI take her by surprise, -I remarked to fortless mourner, who found it contained myself, with a glow of satisfaction at the a remedy superior to anything Galen or chagrin that Clara would experience! But his tribe could administer.
THE WORK-TABLE FRIEND.
under it as many stitches as you can in
Dc. Continue to work round and round, WATCH-POCKET.
until a piece 2 inches in diameter is made. Materials-1 ball of silver crystal twine; 1
Fasten off with 1 Sc, 1 slip, to make the ditto of pink; 1 skein of light green crystal round perfectly even. wool; lý yards of green satin ribbon ; and 2 ino. Join on the pink twine, and Sc all ther-of-pearl watch-hooks.
round, having 80 stitches altogether. OBSERVE that the two balls of twine 2nd Round. + 4 Sc, 10 Ch, 9 Sc, on the will make two pairs or more of watch- chain, Sc on the round.
+ 16 times. pockets.
3rd Round.- + Sc on 2nd of 4 Sc, 3 With the white twine make a chain of 7 Ch, Dc under 3rd of 10 Ch; 3 Ch, Dc stitches, close it into a round, and work under the same. Miss 1, Dc under the next,
GENTLEMAN'S PURSE, BY MRS. PULLAX. 2 Ch, Dc under the same, Dc under the the same, Dc under the next. + 16 times. point 3 Ch, Dc under the same stitch. Fasten off the green wool. Join on the Miss 1, De under the 2nd, 2 Ch, Dc pink twine. under the same, miss 1 Dc under the 2nd, 5th Round.—Sc between every 2 Dc, with 3 Ch, Dc under the same, 3 Ch, + 16 3 chain between. times.
This completes the round. The bows 4th Round.-With the green wool + in the centre are made with the silver Sc under the 2nd chain of 3, 2 Ch, Dc twine, thus :—16 Ch, form into a round, under the next Ch, 3 Ch, Dc under the + 1 Sc, 12 Ch, 11 Sc on the Ch, Sc on same ; Dc under the next (which is the the round, + 8 times. chain at the point), 3 Ch, Dc under the 6th Round.Sc all round every one of same, Dc under the next, 3 Ch, Dc under these points, catching up a thread at the