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who gives light to all the suns of the * Not a line,?'said Mr. Lyndhurst ; universe, and beauty to every modest flower, and have wondered at her silence. "But upon whatever orb it may blossom. For I am glad to see you, nevertheless!"243 who knows but in those orbs that sparkle What is the matter with your foot ? down upon us, with twinkling smiles, you walk lamely," observed Ellend 1,191.1 through millions of miles of ethereal “I had a slight accident on the way,! said space, there are flowers as lovely and Alfred, “and but for a kind old wagoner, fields as green as those that surround I should scarcely, have reached you tofeet!"
night. I will tell you all about it somer Such was the reverie of thought into other time. I am concerned about mowhich the devout mind of Mr. Lyndhurst ther's missing letter." had fallen, and his daughter Ellen, par- “ Oh, never mind, cousin, now you are ticipated with him in all the fulness of here. Set down your bandle, and let me his imaginative feeling, when they were take you out and brush the dust off your aroused by a knock at the door.
elothes, for you seem weary, Why did. How often has a similar occurrence you walk so far?”...H called us back from heaven to earth! The boy seemed confused, but here What a sad disturber of poets' dreams, plied, "Mother wished me to ride, but of politician's schemes of worshippers' the coach-fare was very high, so I thought prayers, is that unsightly rand, unmusical that I might get here in a day, by the use instrument--the knocker! Whether it of my own legs, and not impoverish her comes with the single and sullen knuck scanty store." of the beggar, the official and confident “A thought quite worthy of you," said rap-tap of the postman, or the studied and Mr. Lyndhurst. rapid rat-a-tat-tat of the fashionable visitor, “I must not forget that I have a letter it is a sore plague in the midst of mental for you now," said Alfred. “Lere it is!” meditations. It always offers a little While Ellen took her cousin to relieve enigma for solution: Who's there? What himself of dust and the other incidenface or form is to be beheld upon rolling tals of a long pedestrian journey, Mr. back the door on its hinges? What's Lyndhurst read: wanted !--scouring-brick, matches, laces,
“My dear Brother--Your kind offer to tracts, old clothes, a debt, or a contribu interest yourself on behalf of my dear tion to a charity ! Then the servant, per. Alfred, and my anxious desire to prevent haps, is not very prompt, and you have to his falling into habits of idleness now he ring the bell and remind her that some
has left school, have induced me to send one is waiting. You set down your book, him to you without any delay. I could not look about, keep your ears open ; and even persuade him to ride, because, like a good though finally, when the enigma is solved, and feeling boy, he knew that every shilyou find that there has been a mistake, ling is of use to me, and he determined and that somebody has asked for Mr. Brown, your next-door neighbour, instead clothes by the carrier to-morrow.
to save the fare. I will send a box of of yourself, you are equally thrown out of
" Since his father's death, he has exthe vein of your musings, and find it some time before you can again reach a satis- pressed a very earnest desite to obtain
some remunerative occupation. 1 look factory state of studious oblivion ! Mr. Lyndhurst had closed his book, and bilities. And I cannot too warmly thank
with anxiety for your opinion of his capaEllen had risen from her seat, when the
you for your goodness to me, and your servant came to them announcing that a young man, by the name of Beresford, generous interest in his favour.
“ With kind regards to your dear wished to see them. "Beresford!” exclaimed Mr. Lyndhurst,
daughter, believe me, ever affectionately,
“ ELIZABETH BERESFORD." why he has taken us by surprise," and Ellen ran to meet him, saying, “Why Mr. Lyndhurst had scarcely finished the cousin, you have quite startled us !" perusal of this better when there was a
"Have you not received mother's let- double-rap at the door. Upon opening it, ter ?" inquired Alfred.
James Spriggs, the postman, was heard
to apologise in a most ample and voci. her than to be compelled to doubt the ferous manner, for having detained the merit of those who had possessed her letter three days beyond its proper time. good opinion. She was'affable to those of He explained, that it had slipped inside inferior rank, tender to the errors of her the lining of his large pocket, and he servants, and treated with particular kind. confirined the assertion by stepping into ness those who proved themselves worthy the hall, and showing the exact locality of her regard.
) 9910 in the fustian where the packet had se- She was distinguished throughout her creted itself, He begged ten thousand | life for a love of truth, and would meet pardons, though he only wanted one ; and ridicule and danger, rather than serve this was supplied by Mr. Lyndhurst step- from integrity. Her benevolence was an ping out, and taking the letter, requesting equally aetive principle." The poor whom Spriggs to be more careful. Irregularities she knew, need not seek to hier personally of this kind were not uncommon in Wind- for aid. She sent to their habitations mere, and Spriggs had always a ready clothing, food, fuel, and medicine, and excuse to offer in extenuation. But for sometimes provided houses for those who this delay, Mr. Lyndhurst and Ellen had had none. To acquaint herself more not been takén se as by surprise ;' and correctly with their wants, she frequently probably the liberality of Mr. Lyndhurst visited them, and if any requested her would have saved Alfred Beresford the charity when she was from thonne, and not long walk, and the severe kick, which he sufficiently prepared, lishe would borrow received at the turnpike-gate.
from those of whom she was a guest to (Continued at page 31.)
supply their necessities. IT She viewed
them as imbssenger's froibthat Saviour, THE COUNTESS OF SUFFOLK.
who ; sáid;lt* The poor ple haye always with
you, butme, ye have pot always. Nie The Countess of Suffolk, the second Heri charity did not limit itself to the daughter of the Earl of Holland, was relief of temporal necessitjesna She enborn in 1627, and married when very deavoured to instruet the ignorance of the young to Theophilus, Earl of Suffolk. poor, 'admonishing the careless, co She early evinced strong intellectual selling those otho werezino doubt, and re powers. Memory especially was so active, membering thesalin her prayers at the that when alınost a child she was able to throne of their .common Father. She commit to writing on Monday, the sub- imparted her bounty without ostentation stance of the sernion which she had heard and it was touching to see how her los on the preceding Sunday, preserving, in was bemoaned: by multitudes to whom he the nuore striking passages, the precise benefactions had been almost maternal. words of the preacher.
! She practised also.. another forme 1. Piety was an element of her charaoter, charity, that of forgiving injuries. Whe and guided her conduct. She was re- ther, they arose from mistake or malice markable for self-control, and it was ob. shelmas ever ready to pardon. Her me served by her intimate friends that she mory, whicb on other subjects was so vivid common offences and provocatiphas been bere laid aside its teriacity. Favours an profane or indelieate phrase would move unkindness, though keenly felt by be her inmediately to reprove the person susceptible spirit was returned by who used it, if an acquaintance, and it similar deed or wordhnstit a stranger to withdraw from his company, In the sotrows which were appointe
In her relative duties she was faithful her, the faith and humility of the Chri and exemplary. To this her parents, hus: tian ewere strikingly visible. She had band, kindred, and servants, bore, the only son who was hinexpressibly dear. fullest testimony. She was ready to make his sickness she hung over him night any sacrifice of her own wishesrito -.pross dayaoi:When, at : length, hope vanishe mote the comfort of those whom she loved and the agonies of death were lupon hir In friendship, she was frank and confiding, she sank down, almost bexhausted, havis and few things were more, distressing to poured forth many prayed and tears,
the sound of thėl dastu deep groan; she gave spective characters and needs, begging a momentary venti to raw mother's anguish, then to give diligence to meetri her in a and then took the Book of beri heavenly happier world. With d such affectionate
did she consolation the Kas i promised.. i. Ere long s6 earnestly did she assure then that the she was observed to commence in a low passing away from this state of rial was sweet voice the singing of psalms, until all to her but an entrarice ito leelestial rest, violence of emotion- hadi isubsided and her that the circumstances of that impressive soul was brought into tranquil subinission scene could never be effaced from their to the Divine willi 1931166 but gibii remembrance! A stranger who shoula
Thougla usurrounded by the temptations have beheld the mournful groups rovert of wealth, shesnever iallowed her mind to whelmed with tears and lamentationsgana be enervated by jizdolenceb 8he remem- she with al seraphic calinnesst soothing berediivka had given her talents, and who thenx' with blessings, might have supposed would nirequire 1 strict account of them. that they were toldie, and that her office Exeryoday was begúns and closed by the was to inspire them withrlicourage and solemá exercises of devotiðn. Sherawoke consolation | Such was her bon tidencei tin early; and immediately went into her closet, God, and snch her spiritual comfort, that whete, t-after her s práyers, she stead ithe the anticipation of death seemed as a forel
. psalms appointed iifor wthe day, vandissix taste of glory. 1.,117. hover $788 Bluow chapters in the Bible, thus opmpleting the d For her two dear children, sholenjoined entire gerusal of the Sadred Volume twice their father to regard above alll earthly invai vyead? This imethodí she adopted of advantages, the welfare of their inmortal heri on acéord, at the age of fifteen, and souls, and to train them up strictly in the continued regnlaply until - hér tilpath; calvd ways of religion, for a this," said she". I if sickness s ots my sother'i cireumstance find is the best heritage when I come to obliged the torskorten løb omits heri usual die; therefore, I recommend it to lose portiott, she proportionably increased the whom I nosť fondly love.atit 'to 191ych number of 1 chapters i at uheri next reading, Yet, after this near approach to the realmi that the system might reluiain unbroken, of death, it was the pleasure of it het In this daily course ishe allowed a portion Heavenly Father, to continue her in life, of time to examine difficult: passagės, by beyond all human expectation, for a period notes andi półmentaries, ri Otheto volumes of six months. This providence, 80 of piety also shared her serious attention, unlooked for, was fraught with is great and administered to her iøstruction.fi bria mercy to others; as peculiar work was
She delighted sincerely dnt the duties of prepared for her to perform. Her beloved the Sabbath ; i audisin the lexérciset of self father, the Earl of Holland was arraigned examination, preparatory to i partaking of by the Parliament in the sameliyear that the communion, was thorough md solemnh. Charles I. was executed, and condemiled This ordinance she found ta great
assistance to death. In the prospect of a suddet to her spiritual progress and desired sto and violent disruption of all earthly ties, participate in it was frequently dsipossibles ho -turned, 'as the principal instrument to Indeed, her lwhole life might be considered prepare bimi for this change, to his spions asta pteparation for a happy entranceito a daughter, wÃO seemed for his sake to have betterd 191 19.8 lgnorlt 229mbardaw been brought back from the brink of the
Onde, during a seversi il pess/dshp ene gravacı she spent]much time with him if joined upon her friends not to conceal ber prison, and frequently watched alte mighty reali condition frolni herzw and when they in an apartment adjoining this, to be ready confessed there was: schroely ta't hope, of in hó iskould call, and to be near tátmis recosery,prishe manifested i fieithers terroit firstrlawaking me the morniog! q:Som eárus ndr relactancėja bay sending for her ndar nestly did she stabout rifor, bhion spiritual relativesja with tay countenance oatlo ionde welfarezt sõh judiciously urgeoimorto entut solebani cand esetenej took an affedtionate amine the foundations of this ihope, '$65 farewells quTorheril husbånd, children and tenderly leadokimoto penitente and faith, servants, bheuttered benedictions, obantseld to tkie law and tú'the Gospel, Ithat being and prayers, tenderloradaptod før theirs real at length tently
coin forted, her exclaimed.
"happy am I to receive from my own child, such blessed consolations." To a
MAIDS. divine who visited him, he said, “Thank We might say “maiden ladies !"--bu
God, I have a daughter who is able to be wish to redeem two plain monosyllable n my counsellor in all my doubts and from a certain undefinable stigma tha sorrows.'?
they have borne too long. Old implie 1 1. Though her affection for her father had years, and years imply wisdom; wh: been peculiarly tender and absorbing, she should we despise the one and not thi bore the trying dispensation of his death other? Why unless it be that the work upon the scaffold with Christian submis- old, when coupled with maid, is held u sion. w So raised were her thoughts above as a bugbear to frighten girls into hasty is the common views of things, that she and injudicious marriages ; or is peracknowledged in this affliction the visible verted into another term for a shrivelled, wisdom of God, to bestow saying mercy vinegar-faced spinster, in whose nature the - on a soul, which had it been still conver- milk of human kindness has been soured sant only with scenes of temptation and by disappointment, and turned to acid the pride of prosperity, might never so every sweet that it comes in contact with. a humbly and successfully have sought his Words being but signs of ideas, if such
face. “Were it lawful,” said she, “I is the apparition conjured to the mind of would not wish him alive again, dare any by the phrase old maid, we can. not desire for him so bad an exchange, as not/ wonder that it seems formidably to quit heaven for earth."
odious. To us, very different associations She told a confidential friend that now, are connected with it: the stigmatised God willing, she would retire to her name seems almost sacred, conveying to residence in the country, having so the mind, as it does, the image of a pure, arranged her business and family as to patient, doing, and enduring spirit, well have nothing to do but to die. Those who nigh divested of the selfishness that
, inhad the best opportunity to know, ob- nate, controls the infant, the child, the served that during the interval of six belle, and even the wife and mother-that months between her dangerous illness and ideal of perfected woman!-in short
, the her final removal, not a night passed in embodiment of disinterestedness. which she rose from her knees, after her And who that will take off the glasses devotions in the closet, without an over- of prejudice, look around, and call up flowing of tears.
recollections of domestic life either at - Death, who had been enforced for a home, or in other homes, can fail to dis
time to reprieve her, now approached to cover some female form and face-possibly claim his victim. When she was suddenly attenuated and wrinkled by time and care „seized with her last illness, she poured out ---moving about the house from morning a most fervent and comprehensive prayer, till night, ever bent on some errand.fi pleading before the Father of her spirit, good to its inmates : his
attributes, the mediation of his Son, sick; now contriving some delicacy for and those exceeding great and precious the table, or to gratify the juvenile promises which she drew from every part appetite ; now bravely leading of his Holy Word.
fight a soap and water regiment, at tha After her strength was exhausted, she semi - annual internal revolution called continued to recognise her friends
, as house-cleaning, herself in the thickeste they came to her couch and to join in the fray; now arranging wardrobes fol their devotions. Then quietly, as if in the Spring and Autumn comfort of all the slumber, she yielded up her breath on the household -save herself; now remaining 10th of May, 1649, at the age of twenty- through the heat and noxious atmosphere two, being early fitted for heaven, and a summer in the city, to keep the house admitted, we doubt not, to its unspeak- safety, while its proprietor, children, able joys.
even servants, are enjoying cool sea
breezes, drinking at fountains of health MAN perishes in pursuit of wealth, as or roving in the free air of the country birds meet destruction in search of food. now out watching the moon, with wear
now nursing the
on to the