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defiled this garden of the Lord, into the In evil things Satan separates the end abyss from whence its seeds were drawn.- from the means; in good things, the means Raffles.
from the end.-P. Henry. To go securely through the troubled One Christian that hath experience of ocean of life, we must take the compass of temptation is worth a thousand others.Revelation to direct our course, and steer Luther. our vessel under the guidance of the Holy
True religion is doctrinal, experimental, Spirit
, that we may avoid the many dangers and practical. If we possess only doctrinal which await us, and arrive at the haven of religion, it would lead to Antinomianism; rest.
if only experimental, to enthusiasm; if The heart of man is his worst part before only practical, to Pharisaism. Therefore, it be regenerated, and the best afterwards; if we would be partakers of the religion of it is the seat of principles, and the fountain Jesus, all three must be united; we must of actions. The eye of God and the eye of
not attempt to separate them.—Marsh. the Christian ought to be principally fixed He that provided for Adam without his upon it.—Flavel.
care, and still provides for all his creatures
without their care, will not let them that The force of gunpowder is not shown trust in him want any good thing. He till a spark lights on it; so till temptation that feeds his birds, will not starve his comes,
we know not ourselves.-M. Henry. babes.—Henry. When our Bibles in seasons of difficulty,
Guilt is the parent of uneasiness, and are searched in an humble, prayerful, though the cause may not be generally teachable spirit, we are as much depending understood, the effect is manifest and on the Lord himself for counsel as if we
undeniable.—Rev. G. Clayton. were listening to an immediate revelation The flower of Christian graces grows from Heaven.-Bridges.
only under the shade of the cross; and the root of them all is humility.
Latimer. AUGUSTINE, the celebrated Christian writer It is related of Latimer, that when he once of the fourth century, intended on one oc- preached before the tyrant Henry VIII, he casion to preach in a secluded town at took a plain straightforward text, and his some distance, and not knowing the way sermon assailed those very sins for which to his destination, committed himself to the the monarch was notorious; and he was leading of a guide. Augustine was partic- stung to the quick—for truth always finds ularly obnoxious to a class of lawless per a response in the worst man's conscience. sons who, under a religious pretence, filled He would not bend beneath the authority the country with rapine and tumult, and of his God; and he therefore sent for Latiwhom he had succeeded, through use of mer, and said “Your life is in jeopardy if his influence at the imperial court, in sub- you do not recant all you said to-day when jecting to punishment or restraint. His you preach next Sunday.” The trimming intended journey being known, one of these courtiers were all anxious to know the rnffians lurked at a convenient part of the consequence of this, and the chapel was road, with the purpose of springing upon crowded. The venerable man took his him as he passed and putting him to death. text, and, after a pause, began with a soliAugustine's guide, however, mistook the loquy thus: “Now, Hugh Latimer, bethink road, and ignorantly lead him along a by- thee, thou art in the presence of thy path, in a direction away from the assassin. earthly monarch; thy life is in his hands, Who does ot see in this occurrence an in- and if thou dost not suit thyself to his fanstance of the constant care and providential cies, he will bring down thy_gray hairs watchfulness which God exercises over his with blood to the grave. But, Hugh people?
Latimer, bethink, bethink thee, thou art in
HOW TO MAKE HOME HAPPY.
the presence of the King of kings and
Luther. Lord of lords, who hath told thee, Fear not them that kill the body, and then can “Who is this Luther?” said Margaret, do no more; but rather fear him that can governess of the Netherlands. The courtikill both body and soul, and cast thee into ers around her replied, “ He is an illiterate hell for ever!'-yea, I say, Hugh Latimer, monk,” “Is he so?” said she, “I am glad fear him." He then went on, and not only to hear it; then do you, gentlemen, who repeated wbat he had before advanced, but, are not illiterate, who are both learned and if possible, enforced it with greater em- numerous, do you, I charge you, write phasis. What was the consequence? Henry against this illiterate monk. That is all you sent for him, and said, “How durst thou have to do. The business is easy; for the insult thy monarch so?”. Latimer replied, world will surely pay more regard to a “ I thought if I were unfaithful to my God, great many scholars, and great men, as you it would be impossible to be loyal to my are, than to one poor illiterate monk." king.” The king embraced the good old Dr. Knox. bishop, exclaiming, “ And is there yet one man left who is bold and honest enough to tell me the truth?”
Friendly Monitions to Parents.
How to Make Home Happy.
the seal of true greatness as a free, open, penitent acknowledgment of a
wrong, 1. Each in the home circle must have a whenever it has been done. And when benevolent spirit, or have a disposition to such spirits are together, harmony cannot make the rest happy. If one be heedless of long be broken though the house be small. the wishes of others, but tenacious of his 5. Cultivate an open, communicative own gratification, he acts on a selfish prin. spirit. ciple, which can sunder all human ties. A An open expression of thought and feel. benevolent spirit will lead to frequent self- ing leads to a wider comparison of views, denial for others' good, and it is the to more intelligent judgments, and to a corner stone on which the happiness of knowledge of one another, which removes home must rest.
distrust, and forms the only true basis of 2. Avoid the positive causes which tend mutual confidence and sympathy. Minds to mar the peace of home. Everything cannot flow into one another, unless they wbich will be likely to displease, if unneces. know each other, unless they are open and sary, should be avoided. The happiness of communicative. Most subjects may be a day may be destroyed by a single word familiarly conversed upon. At least a or action, and its repetition may keep a spirit of reserve should be avoided. If family in constant turmoil. Small things characteristic of a family in their relations may embitter life. He who would know- to each other, it stops the spontaneous outingly give unnecessary pain is wanting in flowing of feeling and thought; it deadens human feelings.
sympathy, chills affection, and thus breaks 3. Each must have a forbearing spirit. the sweetest charm of home.
No one that knows himself, imagines 6. Another requisite is the faithful perthat he is perfect even as a social being. formance of relative duties. He needs the forbearance of others, and Every social relation involves correshe must be willing to extend it to them. ponding social duties. Husband and wife, To ask perfection in others, when one has parent and child, brother and sister, owe only imperfections to give in return, is not to each other respectively, the duties of a fáir exchange. There will often be dif- these relations. It is a fundamental law, ference of opinion, but there need be no in all the relationships of society, that they alienation of feeling. Let the judgment involve reciprocal duties which balance lean to the side of charity, and what charity one another. And if a person sustain a cannot cover,
let forbearance excuse. relation and neglect its duties, be violates 4. Be ready to ask forgiveness. the very principle of harmony in the social
Many are too little to do this. But system. He disowns his own nature. He nothing can so stamp one's character with is worse than an infidel.
7. Cultivate a relish for useful know- manner. Our social character wants depth, ledge.
and warmth, and simplicity, and genuineSome of the family, at least have leisure. We are too calculating, selfish, unLet them so use it as to increase the com- sympathising, heartless. We should be mon stock of knowledge. If a family dwell more ready to rejoice with them that reonly on the routine of daily affairs, or on joice, and to weep with them that weep; to events of mere local importance, their look, not every man on his own things, minds will want vigour and scope. The but also on the things of others; to be hour of leisure will drag heavily. Life will kindly affectioned one toward another, in pass in a dull monotony. Home will be honour preferring one another. And until wanting in attractiveness. But enlarge and that religion which comes from the atmoselevate the thoughts of the home circle, phere of heaven shall breathe its own true and it will give vigour to the intellect and spirit in our hearts, to temper our worldlifreshness to the feelings ; it will waken a ness, to deepen our feelings, and to open spirit of inquiry, prompt to diligent reading the fountains of sympathy, we shall have a and study, and pour into the daily conver- wintry climate; the frost will creep in to sation, vivacity, variety, and elevated senti- the very hearthstone of domestic joys, and ment. Let young minds grow up surrounded freeze up the fountains of social happiness. by a spirit of intelligence which reads, Of what pure affections and warm symwhich investigates; not mere news of the pathies has a kind Providence made us day, but that which is of substantial impor- capable! And he instituted the social relatance; the very kernel of truth. It is tions for them, that they might grow out dangerous to the happiness of a family, if from them, and like blossoms on our sterner its leading members sink into mental slug- nature, shed their sweetness upon human gishness. Many a young mind has sought life. Tender and precious are the ties that low and vicious excitement abroad, for bind us to the dear circle of home. Huswant of proper mental employment at band and wife, parent and child, brother home.
and sister-the nearest, the sweetest ties 8. Cherish the social affections.
that earth can know; and these gathered Nothing can supply the want of these. up and sheltered under one roof, and They give to domestic life its bloom and blending together all their endearments!— fragrance. Under their influence every Mothers' Mag. burden is light, every employment cheerful, every care sweet. Without them, all
A Husband. mutual service is a kind of task-work, and life itself cold and cheerless. A sense of The English term “husband' is derived duty, however strong, is not sufficient. A from the Anglo-Saxon words hus and band, determination to do just what one is which signify the bond of the house;' obliged to do in the thousand little cares of and it was anciently spelt house-bond, and of domestic life, over-tasks the conscience, continued to be so spelt in some editions of and leaves little room for the play of the the English Bible, after the introduction of affections. These are not altogether spon- the art of printing. A husband, then, is a taneous. They may be cherished—directly, house-bond,--the bond of a house,-that by little attentions and kindnesses which which engirdles a family into the union of feed them—indirectly, by avoiding what- strength and the oneness of love. Wife, ever drinks up their life--seeking pleasure and children, and stranger within the abroad, apart from the family-self-indul. gates,'-all their interests and all their gence, too absorbing pursuit of wealth or happiness--are encircled in the househonour, anything which does not give bond's embrace, the objects of his proroom for the growth and play of the social tection, and of his special care. What a affections. We are too much a restless, fine picture is this of a husband's duty, and out-going, worldly, people. There is a a family's privilege! And what a beautiful wearisome plodding which exhausts the emblem is this of the guardianship, and body, depresses the mind, hardens the sen- love, and uniting kindness exercised toward sibilities, and drinks up the warm, the believing souls, and inquiring sinners, and playful, and the affectionate, those heart- the whole family in heaven and in earth.' smiles which are the sunlight of home. by Him who says, 'It shall be at that day What is stern, over-reaching, and am- that thou shalt call me Ishi, (that is, my bitious in active life, preponderates over husband); for I will betroth thee unto me what is cordial, confiding, and affectionate for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in social life. We need a more tropical in righteousness, and in judgment, and in atmosphere to breathe its blandness and loving kindness, and in mercies; I will even transparency through our feeling and betroth thee unto me in faithfulness.'
The Farmer's Daughter. subject; but at last he told her what the
physician had said. She received the AN ANECDOTE.
intelligence with great composure; and An eminent living minister, when he left said, "Well, father, if I cannot survive, I the college at which he studied, went on a should like to have all my brothers and visit to some of his relations. A neighbour sisters about me once more before I die." of theirs invited some friends to meet him They were sent for; and father and one afternoon at a social party. Among mother, two brothers and four sisters, them was a female who retained marked surrounded the bed of the dying favorite. traces of a recent and very severe illness; No doubt it was a mournful scene. When and she related to the company the inci- she had bidden farewell to them, she said dents of the deep affliction through which to her mother, “I should like to give she had passed. She had been taken ill, something to each to remember me by, when and gradually became worse, until at last I am gone;" and her clothes, her little the physician who attended her, said to her jewels, and her money being brought to her, father, “I have no hope of your daughter a little parcel was made up for each as a now. It is impossible she can recover; memorial of her when she should be dead. and I wish you to tell your child what I Contrary to all expectation, however, she say.” She was one of seven children. from that day began to amend; and at the Her father, who was a farmer, had made a time of her appearing at the little party, large sum of money during the war : she had pretty well recovered. everything he touched seem to turn into When she had finished her recital, the gold. His children were taught to think young minister observed to her, “It is not of hardly anything but the art of acquiring often that a person is brought so near the wealth; and gold appeared to be the only gates of death, and comes back to tell us God worshipped in the family. The father, how she felt. I should like to know what however, was much distressed at the idea the state of your mind was, when you of parting with his daughter; for she was thought you were going to diel” “0,” said a favorite. It was two days before he she, " I was very happy.” He replied, “It could bring himself to speak to her on the is a solemn thing to appear in the presence