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or a world ; while that same world needs thousands of silver fountains and gently flowing rivulets, that water every farm and meadow, and every garden, and that shall flow on, every day and every night with their gentle quiet beauty. So with the acts of our lives. It is not by great suffering only, like those of the martyrs-that good is to be done; it is by the daily and quiet virtues of life—the christian temper, the meek forbearance, the spirit of forgiveness in the husband, the wife, the father, the mother, the brother, the sister, the friend, the neighbor, that good is to be done, and in this all may be useful.
EFFECTS OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
Recently, a pour despised drunkard, in the western part of the State of New York was chosen justice of the peace, for the fun of it ; he immediately became a sober and industrious man, dressed himself decently, and discharged the duties of his office in a creditable manner.
In a few months after the settlement of Leonard Bacon, over one of the churches in New Haven, Ct., the officers of the church held a meeting to consult what course they should take with their pastor, as he did not meet their expectations ; one of the deacons proposed to try the experiment of encouraging him, and showing him increased kindness; it was done, and ever after he has met their expectations.
THE PIRATE AND DOVE.
Mrs. Child states, in one of her letters from New York, that when hearing the sweet, gentle tones of doves, “I remembered the story of the pirate, hardened in blood and crime, who listened to the notes of a turtle dove in the stillness of night. Perhaps he never before heard the soothing tones of love. They spoke to his inmost soul, like the voice of an angel; and awakened such repose there, that he thenceforth became a holy man.”
KNOW THYSELF. A person who is acquainted with human na ture, knows himself, and is never harsh and severe upon those who have departed from the strict line of rectitude. When you hear a man denounce another, you know at once that he has no just knowledge of himself, and in times of strong temptations he will be the first to swerve from duty. A person who knows his own frailties, is kind and forbearing to those who err. * Know thyself,” is an excellent maxim. It would be well for thousands to understand it practically, who are now so ready to cry out with indignation, and chase to the tomb one who has thoughtlessly sinned. A true Christian will never pursue such a course, neither will he who understands human nature, and understands his own frailties.- Portland Bulletin.
THE SHAKERS AND SAVAGES. About the year 1812, Indiana was the scene of Indian hostilities; but the Shakers, though without forts or arms, lived in perfect safety while the work of blood and fire was going on all around them. " Why," said the whites afterwards to one of the Indian chiefs, "why did you not attack the Shakers, as well as others?” • What ! exclaimed the savage
we warriors attack a peaceable people ! We fight those who won't fight us! Never; it would be a disgrace to hurt such a people."
TRUE BRAVERY. Be valiant against the corruptions of the world ; but fear to do an evil: he that fears not to do an evil, is always afraid to suffer evil: he that never fears is desperate : he that fears always, is a coward. He is a true valiant' man that dares nothing but what he may, and fears nothing but what he ought. Hath any wronged thee? Be bravely revenged: slight it, and the work is begun; forgive it, and it is finished. He is below himself, that is not above an injury.—Quarles.
PRINCE ARTHUR AND HUBERT. Arthur was heir to the throne of England; his wicked uncle shut him up in the Tower, and appointed a bad man named Hubert to be keeper of this Tower, and ordered him to mur der the young prince so that he could be king himself. Hubert hired two ruffians to burn out his eyes with hot irons.
with hot irons. When Arthur learned their design, he burst into tears, and fell on his knees to Hubert, and kissed his hands and feet, and wept so bitterly, and prayed so earnestly, that Hubert's heart was moved with pity. The little innocent begged and entreated, that if his eyes must be put out, it should be done by the hands of Hubert himself, who sent the ruffians away and prepared to do the horrid deed himself.
But no sooner were they alone, than Arthur threw himself into Hubert's arms, and kissed him, and used so many entreaties and prayers that Hubert began to weep. And Arthur told Hubert how much he had loved him,
how he had watched over him when he was ill, for Hubert had been sick a short time before; he reminded Hubert of the horrid pain he had suffered when a little piece of straw only had accidentally got into his eye, and he prayed Hubert not to put him to the dreadful torture of having his eyes burned out. In short, his entreaties, tears and kisses, had so much effect on Hubert that he threw away the irons, and taking the little prince in his arms, swore he would never do him any harm, and that he would die himself rather than suffer any one to injure him. Here we have another striking case of the power of kindness to soften and melt the hard heart of an hardened man.
THE FAULTS OF CHILDREN. Nothing can be more injudicious, than the folly and impropriety of making the habits of vour children the subject of conversation with other people. If you wish your children to reform and improve, you must throw a shield round their conduct. However foolishly they may have acted, let them see that you are anxious to keep open the way for their return to propriety and respectability. Many a youth has been driven to a reckless despair, by being upbraided before strangers with misconduct which ought never to have been known