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Queen Elizabeth.

of her heart, and even for her bodily health,

that she had acquired a capacity for the enQUEEN Elizabeth is said to have been at joyments of literature, and especially a the head of the literary ladies of the age in relish for the pure pleasures of studying the which she lived, excelling even Lady Jane word of God. Little do women of high or Grey, and the celebrated daughter of Sir low station imagine how vast are the reThomas More. She was familiar, in her sources for happiness of intellectual culture, sixteenth year, with Latin and Greek; and. and particularly of acquaintance with the like her royal predecessor, Alfred the Great, living oracles of truth; else the low tone of she made a complete translation into Eng. female education which generally characlish of Boethius's Greek •Consolations of terises our land would soon cease to exist, Philosophy. Her most amiable pursuits and every girl would be familiar with her as a student, however, appeared from a Bible, and at least as many of the fair sex memorial, under her own hand, of how she as of the other would become candidates for passed the period of her imprisoment at knowing the philosophy of ancient Athens, Woodstock, during the reign of her sister and the words of eternal life written by the Mary. On a blank page of a New Testa- apostles of Christ, in the original Greek. ment which she then used, and which is still preserved, are written, in her beautiful

Daily Devotion autograph, the following words: “I walk many times into the pleasant fields of holy I would persuade myself that all my readScripture, where I pluck up goodly senten- ers will daily set apart some time to think ces by pruning, eat them by reading, chew on Him who gave us power to think: He them by musing, and lay them up at length was the Author, and he should be the object in the high seat of memory, that, having of our faculties. Beginning and closing the tasted their sweetness, I may the less per- day with devotion, we shall better fill up ceive the bitterness of this miserable life.” the intermediate spaces. Each line of our

Adversity, which swept over the early behaviour will terminate in God, as the years of Queen Elizabeth's womanhood, centre of our actions. Our lives, all of a was all the more acute that she occupied piece, will constitute one regular whole, to the rank of a princess, and had been born which each part will bear a necessary relato fill a throne. Well was it for the peace tion and correspondence, without any bro

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HELPS TO TRAINING-PRECEPTS.

ken and disjointed schemes, independent of our own opinion. Affection is apt to cor-
this grand end, pleasing God. And while rupt the judgment, and men, like false
we have this one point in view, whatever glasses, generally represent their complex-
variety there may be in our actions, there ion better than nature has made it; and as
will be an uniformity too, which constitutes they are likely to overflourish their own
the beauty of life, just as it does of every case, so their flattery is hardest to be dis-
thing else, an uniformity without being dull covered. 4. Friendship is not confined to the
or tedious, and a variety without being consulting part, it comes in likewise at the
wild or irregular. How would this settle execution. Some cases are so nice that a man
the ferment of our youthful passions, and cannot appear in them himself, but must
sweeten the last dregs of our advanced age! leave the soliciting wholly to his friend.
How would this make our lives yield the For the purpose, a man cannot recommend
calmest satisfaction, as some flowers shed himself without vanity, nor ask many times
the most fragrant odours just at the close of without uneasiness. But a kind proxy will
the day! And perhaps there is not better do justice to his merits, relieve his modesty,
method to prevent a deadness and flatness and effect his business; and all without
of spirits from succeeding, when the brisk- trouble, blushing, or imputation 5. Friend-
ness of your passions goes off than to acquire ship is one of those few things which are
an early taste for those spiritual delights, the better for wearing Alphorisus the
whose leaf withers not, and whose verdure Wise, king of Arragon, tells us, that all
remains in the winter of our days.

the acquisitions and pursuits of men, ex-
cepting four, were but baubles-namely,

old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old
Friendship

books to read, and old friends to converse

with. 6. There is nothing so agreeable to 1. Proud and contemptuous behaviour nature, or so convenient to our affairs, frights away friendship, and makes it stand whether in prosperity or in adversity, as off in dislike and aversion. Friendship, friendship.-Cicero. 7. A man has not every though not nice and exceptious, yet must thing growing upon his own soil, and there not be coarsely treated, nor used with dis- fore is willing to barter with his neighbour. 8. tance or disdain. 2. Friendship, to make Friendship improves happiness, and abates it true, must have beauty, as well as misery, by the doubling of our joy and distr ngth—charms to endear, as well as viding of our grief.—Cicero. 9. Friendpower to supply. 3. Another advantage of ship is composed of a single soul inhabiting friendship is the opportunity of receiving a pair of bodies.-Aristotle. Pearls of good advice. It is dangerous relying upon Great Price, edited by Mr. J. Elmes.

Sabbath-school Treasury.

Helps to Training - Precepts. operate on the spirit; and thus your deeds

are immortal as the spirit upon which you “ REMEMBER that the soul of a child is a act. As mind only can act on mind; so green, and not a withering thing; that it spirit can only act on spirit. Hence the hath bud and blossom in itself, as well as the importance of the teacher having vital recanker and the worm. As it is the sur- ligion in the heart—hence the influence of rounding atmosphere that developes the the spirit. If anything can dignify the office withering disease of the plant; so it is the of the teacher, it is these reflections. moral atmosphere with which you surround As the brain is the organ by which the the child's soul that must bring out the soul holds converse and connection with flower and the fruits, the mildew or the the outward and visible' world; so the blight. Light and warmth are the two mind is the power by which it holds “mysgreat agents in the natural world; intelli- terious converse' with the world of spirits. gence and love are those of the moral Conscientiousness, reason, and principle, are world. The warmth of the Sun of Righte- the attributes of the soul; those of the mind, ousness is Love-the frost that chills is sel- perception, conception, and understanding. fishness and want of sympathy.

Hence the importance of mural, rather than Recollect that you have to do with mind intellectual instruction. --with the immortal part of man: that How beautiful and lovely is the confiding whatever you do, or fail to do, stretches into faith of a little one. Behold a little darling eternity: that, through the mind you applying to his ear the convolutions of a

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smooth-lipped shell.' He deems he hears

Industry. the murmurings of the distant sea: with what rapture does he listen-how his little A NOBLE heart will disdain to subsist like eyes gleam on you in surprise and wonder; a drone upon honey gathered by others' lahow delightful is faith to him—so glad, so bour, like a vermin to filch its food out of joyous, receives he the tidings of the unseen the public granary, or like a shark to prey world. Call this not credulity; but a divi- upon the lesser fry; but will rather outdo nity that stirs within us the longings of his private obligations to other men's care the soul for its native home. Oh! damp and toil, by considerable service and benenot this pure faith, but use it as one of the ficence to the public; for there is no calling first instruments of teaching.

of any sort from the sceptre to the spade, Let a child know, from the earliest period, the management whereof with any good that he is to be a man; but do not attempt success, any credit, any satisfaction, doth to make a man of him before his time. If not demand much work of the head, or of you do, you will have to work against the hands, or of both. Is a man a governor, nature. His feelings, his sympathies, are or a superior in any capacity, what is he your great principles of action. That water but a public servant doomed to continual of love which overflows his eyes when you labor, hired for the wages of respect and chide, or when you sorrow, speaks of the pomp to wait on his people; and he will freshness of his soul's fount. Then, choke find that to wield power innocently, to branit not up with the dry lumber of grammar dish the sword of justice discreetly and and mathematics too soon. Nature first de- worthily, for the maintainance of right and velopes the feelings: it is yours first to re- encouragement of virtue, for the suppression strain, to cultivate, to train them. A child of injury and correction of vice, is a matter cries the moment he is born; he soon smiles of no small skill and slight care; and he in your face, and shows that he is a divided that is obliged to purvey for so many, and being, between joy and sorrow. Associate so to abound in good works, how can he with the former, all that is morally lovely; want business? how can he pretend to a and with the other, moral deformity in its writ of ease?-Barrow. most gorgon face.”—Mother's Mag.

Dying Hours.

Sir John Mason.

Huntingdon coming to see him about two

days before he died, he lamented not only Sir John Mason upon his death bed, said his past infidelity, but, the zeal and success “I have lived to see five sovereigns upon with which he had infected the minds of the throne of Britain, and have been privy- others; “O, that I could undo the mischief counsellor to four of them; I have seen the I have done. I was more ardent (said he) most remarkable things in foreign coun- to poison people with the principles of irtries, and have been present at most state religion and unbelief, than almost any transactions for the last thirty years, and christian can be to spread the doctrines of I have learned from the experience of so Christ." “Cheer up, (answered Lady many years, that seriousness is the greatest Huntingdon) Jesus, the great sacrifice for wisdom, temperance the best physic, and a sin, atoned for the sin against the second good conscience the best estate. And, were table, as well as those of the first.”. “God I to live again, I would change the court (replied he) certainly can, but I fear he for a cloister, my privy-counsellor's bustle never will pardon such a wretch as I.” for a hermit's retirement, the whole life I “You may fear it at present (rejoined she) have lived in the palace, for an hour's en- but you and I shall most certainly meet joyment of God in the chapel All things each other in heaven.” The doctor then now forsake me, except my God, my duty, said, “O Woman, great is thy faith. My and my prayer.

faith cannot believe that I shall ever be

there." Soon after this the Lord lifted up Doctor Oliver.

the light of his countenance on Dr. Oliver's

soul, he lay the rest of his time triumphing Dr. OLIVER, the celebrated Bath physician, and praising free grace, and went off at had been a very inveterate infidel, till last quite happy. within a short time before his death. Lady

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Dr. Young

there are two considerations upon which

my faith in Christ is built, as upon a rock. Dr. Cotton, who was intimate with him, 1. The fall of man—the redemption of paid him a visit about a fortnight before he man, and the resurrection of man. The was seized with his last illness. The old three cardinal articles of our religion, are man was then in perfect health-the anti- such as human ingenuity could never have quity of his person—the gravity of his ut- invented; therefore, they must be divine.” terance, and the earnestness with which he 2. The other argument is this, “If the discoursed about religion, gave him, in the prophecies have been fulfilled, (of which doctor's eye, the appearance of a prophet. there is abundant demonstration,) the scripThey had been delivering their sentiments tures must be the word of God; and if the upon Newton's prophecies, when Young scriptures is the word of God, christianity closed the conference thus—“My friend, must be true.”

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Getting Sober.

Effects of Drinking. A Man in Norridgewock, Maine, applied to WINE, and other physical exhilarants, a magistrate lately for permission to be put during the treacherous truce to wretched in a gaol for a few days. He said he had ness which they afford, dilapidate the been tipsy for two or three weeks, and structure, and undermine the very foundashould be so for as long a time to come if he tion of happiness. No man, perhaps, was were not prevented. The justice introduced ever completely miserable until after he had him to the goaler who locked him up on fled to alcohol for consolation. The habit Saturday, and on Tuesday he came out a of vinous indulgence is not more pernicious, very sober-looking man.-American Paper. than it is obstinate and pertinacious in its

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hold, when it has once fastened itself upon through all his arts of entreaty to get the constitution. It is not to be conquered them to taste; but no. “Well," said he by half measures. No compromise with it to himself, “if I can't get them to drink it is allowable. The victory over it, in order before me, I'll go and place a keg in the to be permanent, must be perfect. As long track they have to go through the woods; as their lurks à relic of it in the frame, they'll drink it privately among themthere is imminent danger of a relapse of selves, and I'll soon get a visit from them this moral malady, from which there seldom after they do so." He lost no time in is, as from physical disorders, a gradual con- carrying out his plan. The keg was placed valescence. The cure, if at all, must be in the path, and by-and-by the men set effected at once; cutting and pruning will do out through the woods, one after the other, no good: avail short of absolute extirpation. for the foot paths there do not admit of their The man who has been the slave of intemper- going two abreast. They had not gone ance, must renounce her altogether, or she far when they came upon the keg, and the willinsensibly re-assume her despotic power. first who did so exclaimed, “Oh! my With such a mistress, if he seriously mean friends, the devil is here !” The second who to discard her, he should indulge himself in came up rejoined, “Oh! yes, for me smell no dalliance or delay. He must not allow him!" "The third, shaking it with his foot, his lips to taste of her former fascination. said, “Oh! yes, for me hear him, too!" and Webb, the noted pedestrian, who was re- the fourth, having more nerve than any of markable for vigour both of body and them, gave the keg a kick with his foot, mind, lived wholly upon water for his drink. and knocked it down the hill, and the four He was one day recommending his regimen marched off like brave warriors after to one of his friends who loved wine, and having vanquished their enemy.-Jones, urged him with great earnestness to quit a the Indian Chief. course of luxury by which his health and intellects would equally be destroyed. The gentleman appeared convinced, and

A Criterion. told him, “that he would conform to his counsel, and though he could not change his A MAN of much travel and observation course of life at once, he would leave oft and of eminent genius, the celebrated strong liquors by degrees.” “By degrees!" Goldsmith, nearly a century ago, penned says the other with indignation, “if you the following remarks:-"In the towns should unhappily fall into the fire, would and countries I have seen, I never saw a you caution your servant to pull you out by city or village yet, whose miseries were by degrees ?"

not in proportion to the number of its public

houses. În Rotterdam you may go through Indian Determination.

eight or ten streets without finding a

public-house. In Antwerp almost every A MISSIONARY, at a town on the river second house seemed an ale-house. In the

one city all wears the appearance of hapThames, in Upper Canada, had induced the Indians to give up drinking

the fire water. We need not proceed with the description.

piness and affluence-in the other,On hearing that they had refrained from tasting it, the trader with whom they generally des became very angry.

He went to them with a bottle in his pocket,

A Pointed Blow. and reasoned with them on their stupidity. He held up the bottle before them, poured An invalid sent for a physician, the late out a glass of it, tried them one by one to Dr. Wheelman; and after detaining him taste it, and used all the arts he could com- for some time with a description of his mand to get them to do so, but without pains, aches, &c., he thus summed up:

“Well, then,” said he, “when “Now, Doctor, you have humbugged me the missionary's back is about, (for the long enough with your good-for-nothing missionary was going to leave a short time pills and worthless syrups; they don't after it,) when the missionary's back is touch the real difficulty. I wish you to about, you'll be at your old trade again;" strike the cause of my ailment, if it in and seeing no further reasoning of any your power to reach it." " It shall be avail, with that he left. The missionary done," "said the Doctor,” at the same did leave, and soon after this fire-water time lifting his cane, and demolishing a dealer got hold of four of these men, and, decanter of gin that stood upon the sidetaking them to his own house, went board!

success.

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