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EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE, little more than enough to support me. What From B. L. From a soldier in Alabama. —This lonely trying times we are having! It is almost as Partly for the purpose of practicing selfSunday evening, I am seated to write few
much as any of us can do to live, but we must denial, but principally for the sake of con. lines to you. We have not the opportunity of help others live. I love your paper, and am tributing something for the relief of poor little listening to the sound of the gospel at present,
very much interested in the visitors' reports. children under your care, I have done without
When I read of the suffering ones that they our chaplain being in very poor health. For
butter for one hundred days, for which I got
one dollar. Please find it enclosed. several weeks past
, a few of us in the regi- find, I long to be rich, that I might send *nent, united together in brotherly love, have
enough to bring relief to all.
L. C, kept up 4 very interesting prayer-meeting;
Dear Mrs. Stone, --Please find enclosed $3 holding it out in the open air, and seated upon
Dear Madam,-If all the children who are 50, a small offering from the children of Dusome logs probably felled by the enemies of our
readers of the Advocate would remember the rant, Iowa, whose hearts have been stirred once peaceful and happy nation. Yet even in Home children with a dime on every succes
and warmed for the Home children by reading such a place God has been with us, and
sive birth-day, would it not entirely support the your excellent paper, and learning of the good strengthened our poor hearts, and encouraged
little ones sheltered by your kind care? . Can example of others. The good wishes and us to press on in the good cause.
the matter be brought before them in such a prayers of warm hearts attend the small gift, I wish to do something for the Home. I do way as to secure a hearty response I wish and may the blessing of our Heavenly Father not, like many of my brother soldiers, have to it might, and that the “Dime Birth-day Offer- be with you in your labors of love, is the lay out any of my wages for tobacco, &c., and ing" may greatly swell the amoant of your re- prayer of your friend.
A. E. K. not knowing a better way of spending a little
ceipts, is the carnest wish and prayer of a sinof my earnings, I send you two dollars for the cere friend of the Home.
Mrs. Stone,-I send you this dollar to be berlefit of the friendless. J. B. B.
MRS. J. W. HOUGH. given to some family whose father has died in
the army. It is the money that I wished to First offering. I have earned one dollar for Dear Madam,-Enclosed please find fifty
spend to celebrate the fourth of July; but doing without butter fifty days; and as it is cents, a birth-day offering from a child five mother thought it would be more patriotic to the first I have ever earned, I wished to send years old—a dime for each year. The idea give it to some one who had suffered for our it to you for the benefit of the dear children at was suggested by a notice of a similar offering country; so I concluded to send it to the the Home. ЕммА В. in one of your recent papers. It struck me
Home. I have three brothers in the army, quite pleasantly, and on thinking of it, it oc
and I think it would be better to send my What a Teacher can do.--I have been en- curred to me, that by our custom of giving money as an offering, because none of them deavoring to awaken in my school an interest birth-day presents to our children, we are not have been killed, wounded, or very sick. in the Home. The little girls are piecing giving them the greater good. We are told,
A. H. H. quilts; they have completed one, and have “it is more blessed to give than to receive;" another well on the way. A few have brought why not, then, on these days which are in
DIED—March 23d, of Consumption, Mrs. in their pennies, amounting to $1 60, which tended to be days of blessings, let them share
PHEBE DRAKE, wife of Mr. Geo. DRAKE, of they wish to bave sent.
in the blessedness of giving. They understand Jelloway, aged 43 years.
She was remarkably retiring, so much so they sufficiently educated in the grace of giv
that few knew hor real excellence. Hers was With a donation of $500 came the following note: ing? If we, as parents, would reflect more on
a tender heart, & sympathetic nature, and a reThe enclosed is from a widow lady over the exalting, ennobling influence of a habit of ligion eminently practical. Her kind disseventy years old. She, being very industri- benevolence on the character, I am sure we
position, her marked humility and pious life ous, made a very nice bedquilt, quilted it, and should strive to cultivate it more in our chil..
won the confidence and affection of all who
knew her. We knew her well. We do her the price of it she sends to you; but nothing dren.
“Give, give! be always giving, can induce her to have her name known.
simple justice when we say she was a woman Who gives nothing is not living;
of rare Christian worth. Quietly she lived
Tho more wo give, A Noble Deed.-A little girl having become
The more we live."
quietly, calmly she died. She bore the trials interested in the poor children that you are
RASAH. of life without a murmur-the pains of death trying to care for, by reading the paper print
without a struggle or a groan. She leaves a A friend in Kansas, writes :
Christian husband, now thrice bereaved, and ed by your association, obtained the enclosed $3 10, in a single school district. She wishes
Our state has been deeply afflicted, and is many friends to mourn her loss. threatened with yet greater sorrow; but
R. R. S. your acceptance of the gift. Yours, H. L. N., for we will still trust in that God who will make
WHY haltest thou, deluded heart!
Why waverest longer in thy choice ! Jewett City. our young men, the past year, have laid down
Is it so hard to choose the part
Offered by Heaven's entreating voice! their lives for their country. O, what sorrow
Oh, look with clearer eyes again,
Nor strive to enter in in vain. “We must help others live.”—Enclosed you and distress fill our land! When, oh, when
Press on !
Lehr. will find three dollars, which is your yearly will this unholy war cease, and peace be reallowance of money for the use of my charity stored to our distracted and bleeding country!
ADVOCATE AND GUARDIAN. cow, which I hire out for the benefit of the Will our God have compassion, forgive and
$1 a year, [in advance to Single Subscribers. poor. One dollar of the pay I get for her, I save?
Four copies, to one address, at the rate of 750 a year.
Eight have reserved to give to the Sanitary Commis- Our hearts are still with you in the labor of
Twelve copies, (and over) to one address, 500 sion. My heart is divided between the suffer- love in which you are engaged. Our prayer
Letters concerning the Advocate and Guardian, and those
containing funds for the Society, should be addressed : ing soldiers and the Home, so my money must is that God would still turn the hearts of the
MRS. SARAH A. STONE, be too. Please use this for the benefit of fathers to the children, that all the friendless,
Letters designed for publication should be addressed to the widows. I hope to be able to become a Life- homeless children of want and sorrow may Editress of the Advocate and Guardian, 29 E. 29th St., New
York. Box 4740. member next fall. I am a soldier's widow, find Christian homes, and a place in the hearts Letters designed for the Board or Executive Committee, and if I get a pension, I want to help others
and Reports of Auxiliaries, address Corresponding Secretaof those who desire to do good and to labor ries, A. F. G. Soc., 29 E. 29th St., New York. Box 4740. with it, and by being economical shall have a for their blessed Master. MRS. E. B. F. Advertisements. Only short ones are received-200 a line
[No. 700. August 16, 1864. ]
29 E. 29th Street,
"I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to bolp him; -- the cause that I know not I searched out.”—Job xxix. 12, 16.
Vol. XXX. No. 17.
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 1, 1864.
Whole No. 701.
THE LOST LAMB.
The night wan chill with drizzly rains,
And spread tha snowy counterpages.
She tucked with more than wonted care,
Aud into drear # slipped half her prayor.
A cry of anguish filled the room!
The silence of the household gloom.
In startled slumber through the night,
Some wild, str:unge summons of affrigh
Plaintive and lone, and faint and far ;
Or utterance, as "Mamma, mamma!"
Soft nestled in its crib it lay,
The first faint promise of the day.
Her eyes half blind with tender tears :
How foolish are a woma's fears !
The poor lone thing was bleating 'ba'
Seemed to my mother ears, ‘Ma Ma'
The village street was all agog;
Stiff standing in the meadow bog!
The clinging mire had held them fast
Brought her its best release at last.
A helpless child of tender years,
Had called "Ma, ja," p sleeping ean!
I knew her not-I only found
One, you know, dear, strong enough for your In printed page this tale of fear;
need and mine; we must rest our hearts on But when I cease to hear that sound, I shall bave ceased all sounds to bear.
Harper's Magazine. “Yes, I know, Mrs. S., Obrist is more than
all else—He is everything; but somebow I For the Advocate and Guardian. want something tangible sometimes; I want WHAT CAN A YOUNG GIRL DO FOR HER to lay my hand in somebody's and feel the SAVIOUR !
clasp, and be sure I am being led."
Mrs. 8. turned very tenderly to the young “Ok, you don't know how glad I am to see
girl, and thought it would be a pleasant task you, Mrs. S.," said Louisa M., as the two
to lead one so gentle and teachable as the pupil
at ber feet. friends met after a separation of several
“Louisa," she inquired, “does Ohrist seem months. “Do you know, dear Mrs. S., I feel a
far off to you ?” sort of leaning upon you, as though you were
“O, not exactly," said Louisa ; "sometimes so much stronger and wiser than I. Is it possible you ever feel like resting upon anybody ?" He is very near—near as my own thoughts,
“Possible, child !” said Mrs. S., with a kind, and so precious and sweet, I want nothing motherly sort of langt ; “ do you suppose any
more then. But I get into other moods very of us get so strong as ti stand op straight and often, and then I long for something not bo alone against temptation, and sorrow and igno- high up something I can hear speak and see rance? Don't we all want sympathy and help smilo—that is not all spirit. I feel just so toin a thousand ways? I heard a man, strong day. I can't tell anybody precisely bow it is, in soul and body, once say, in view of the great
but I want a great good and a great beauty in evils he could not cure and the great good he some way. My mind is hungry, and my heart could not accomplish, that he felt many times is hungry, and I want to know more than I the wish to sink back into his mother's arms.
can possibly learn; and then I want to poor If he, whose life-work it is to instract and sas
out the love and the joy I feel in learning tain others from the fullness of his own being,
something good and trae, and there's no one has a miserable sense of weakness, we need
just right to talk it to; no one seems to think hardly chide ourselves for wanting to lean." of things just as I do, or have quite such an
"How that does comfort me, Mrs. S.,” said enjoyment as mine is." Louise; “ I have such a good-for-nothing sort “But you can tell all this to your Saviour, of feeling, that I long for something to rest child." heart and soul upon; something I can take “ That is what I always do, Mrs. S., I tell hold of, and talk to, and be stronger for it my. God how I feel and what I want, because there self. May I say so, Mrs. S., I wanted you is nothing else to tell, and sometimes I am should come home, 80 I could lay my diffioul- satisfied with that, it is the sweetest kind of ties down at your feet and be helped and com- praying. But then I want something nearforted as I was before. You said you loved to er my own level almost always." do good, and I have come to bring you a little “That is a very human want, Louisa," said missionary work."
Mrs. B., we expect to feel many desires and “That is a very simple, natural feeling on oravings great deal of sonl-hunger for your party
, Louisa, bat I feel weaker than a knowledge and heart-thirst for love, and at bruised reed myself. However if we talk over times a great outreaching for the spiritual and our difficulties in the right spirit, we may find the true. It is not easy at all times to analyze aid and comfort from each other. But there is or define one's feelings; many meau only the
natural restlessness of unemployed faculties of heart-thoughts, or confide to Him your purest THE BUILDING OF THE FAMILY. intellect or capacities of affection, and some of aspirations, are not the presence and sympathy
BY REV. JOHN NELSON, D. D. these longings are the cry of the soul for its of Christ, the sweet, holy and solemn sense of God; they come from those higher faculties of the spiritual, sufficient for happiness and To secure the well-being of a family there one's being which communicate directly with
must be another and higher element, a real God. A true and right attachment will satis- “ Yes, but then it makes me want every
vital religion; that which the Son of God fy the yearning for love at one's own level, thing to be sweet and beautiful, and I feel a brought down to earth for the very purpose while that other want is never satisfied except sort of disappointment that it is not so. I of forming families, whose chambers shall be by the peace of God which makes rest with want all the truth I hear to be spoken in the
filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Hiin. God likes to have us feel many long- best manner; I feel dainty generally. And
This is of indispensable importance, not only ings for truth and beauty and then not be sat- the more I try to be good and live near to
because its existence is the condition on which isfied only as we cry out to Him; that is one Christ the more I want only good and true
God promises His blessing, but because it subway souls grow richer and sweeter, one in people round ne, I am pained and repelled
dues those evil tempers and passions and which by reaching they find Him; it often where once I did not think of such a thing. I
resists those hurtful habits which are fatal to makes close and precious communion with get so tired of a good many persons who call the family; and because it calls into exercise God, and then it strengthens as to help, by themselves friends, that I am almost disposed those principles of action, those dispositions influence and example, other lives that feel a to be silent towards them. I would not grieve
of heart, and those virtues of life which lie at great want and longing too. Do you ever or appear to slight any person for the world,
the foundation of all true domestic felicity. think, Louisa, how we should endeavor to aid and it is no such feeling that I have, but I don't It is a defense against whatever is destructive and sustain others just as we feel the need of want their company."
of this and a source of whatever can contribute clasping a hand or resting on a strength ? “And you are not required, dear," said Mrs.
to it. Amidst trials, such as must and will None of us are so weak but that something S., " to cherish any personal intimacies uncon- come, it brings a comforting recognition of weaker looks to us for aid."
genial with a Christian's truest feelings; for God's wisdom and goodness, and awakens the Yes, indeed, I do, Mrs. S. ; when I am rest- the rest, the law of kindness, of Christly chari- cheering hope of another and better life. It less and unsatisfied I commonly want to do ty, of tenderness and friendship, would not al- imparts to the family, the children as well as something for another; when God seeins all I low you to be too exclusive. “Ye are not to the adults, that fear of the Lord which is want and enough for me, I always long to help your own,” says Christ, and we must learn to the beginning of wisdom. It brings them to soine one or be a comfort to somebody." forget self, to lay aside many dainty, personal
the Mercy-seat for the divine forgiveness and “Always cherish such feelings, dear child; feelings to win the love and confidence of blessing, and awakens thanksgiving for the God is honored by them, your soul is made others that we may the better win them to
daily favors received. It leads to the Bible, purer, and the savor of your presence and inlove Christ. One can be pleasant, compan
the source of all light and truth and good imfluence mast sweeten and purify wherever they ionable and loving and so do much good that pression, and it carries them, old and young, fall. No one who longs for God and reaches way without taking upon one's self any per
parents and children, to the sanctuary when out in this communion to Hiin and in love to sonal intimacies."
the day of God returns, that all may be enothers for His sake, need feel that life is use- “I know it, Mrs. S., but there are Julia N., | lightened, quickened and brought under sanoless, though it seem to produce but little fruit, and Phebe L., and several others we meet in tifying influences. and that is consolation indeed. But oh ! let the prayer-meeting, and I like to talk with It has also within the home enclosure & those who do not go towards God in the cra- then there; but they hang upon me in other pious nursery and an altar for the morning and vings of their being, fear and tremble, for of no places for a kind of companionship I don't evening sacrifice. faculty abused or slighted has !Ie more strong- wish to give them. They are good girls, but Religion operates also as a bond of union, ly spoken, “Take the talent from him.'
their piety is all they have to make them at- as a cement of interests and affections. By “I remember my young days, Louisa, when tractive. I like to do good, I am sure. I taking a part in the same devotions, following the dream of love was added to sucb yearnings wish to be a home missionary, but there is a the same guide, co-operating in the same for knowledge and for beauty; but I did not strange contradiction about it in my feelings." | work, traveling the same road to heaven as seek to live up to the knowledge of trath and “ You must look out, dear, that you do not fellow-pilgrims, the hearts of all become bound beauty I already had; I did not seek to pour
let the ideal outgrow the practical in your together by closer ties than those of consanout the joy and the love I felt in a Christly piety; they should walk hand in hand, each a guinity. They feel themselves to be not only way, and the precious talent lay hidden and balance to the other. I do not think you will loving members of the same earthly family, dishonored by the rubbish of earthly coveting allow a refined taste to hinder a practical but of the great family which includes God for many years. It is a marvel of Go:l's mer- piety, as much as some young Christians. I and Christ, and angels and all the redeemed cy that it was not wholly taken away.”
had better say, perhaps, that refinement and from off the earth. "I have thought of these things a great deal ideality do not so much hinder as the lack of While religion restrains from these things since I talked with you before, Mrs. S.," said ardent love to Christ does. I will illustrate which are so apt to mar, if not destroy the Louisa, " and it seems to me that the more I the point by drawing two characters from peace of families, while it calls forth the try to do my whole duty as a Christian wo- actual life.”
lovely affections and virtues that lie at the man the straiter the way grows."
foundation of their happiness, it is especially But does not the effort to live rightly in
important in ministering its consolations in spite of its self-denials, and crosses and per
those seasons of afflictions which in this vale plexities, bring its own reward ?”
of tears are sure to come. It will then afford
"LORD what a change within us, one short hour “Oh, yes, I know that I love God more, and Spent in thy presence, will prevail to make;
what riches, honors and all the advantages of that of itself is joy, and I love every beautiful
What heavy burdens from our bosoms take i
the world cannot afford, that is, consolation. thing more, and want to be like the beauty,
We kneel, and all around us seems to lower;
Boston Recorder. and I believe I feel a different and a better Stands forth in sunny ontlines brave and clear: sort of love for everybody
We kneel, how weak-we rise, bow full of power. -a love that wants
Why, therefore, should we do ourselves the wrong to do for them as far as I can."
Philip Henry. · And when you spread your troubles before
To be continued.
We rise, an all-the distant and the near
Or others, that we are not always strong:
That is always best for us which is best for oar sonlg. —
Tha: we aboukirpyp weak or heartless bo,
Anxious or troubled, when, with us is prayer, the Saviour, or whisper to Him your closest
WERE we m...', dop mount with God, our faces would And joy, and strength, and courage are with Thee?"
That we are ever Verborce with care,
gb ne moist,
LATIN AND GREEK.
For the Advocaa , Guardian
there is plenty of nonsense, both in theory and reading—a flashy, exciting story, very much
practice. Perhaps as much harm is done by in its effects like the dram of the drunkard,
out-of-door life is very good, but all of us can that reading! Some one has said there is por-
very good exercise from the work we are exercise can hardly be called reading. Some great work in life, and determined to devote
of this sort of trash is immoral, mach of it is themselves to study; and to this end they shut obliged to do in them. It is a great mistake
to work at home till you are thoroughly fa- unwholesome, and the relish for it, like many themselves up in the two rooms most favorable tigued, and then go and take a long, exhaust- another diseased appetite, grows with that it to this purpose. The one was a library with ing walk, because somebody says open-air life feeds on. It were better restrained by a kind its walls lined with the needful and valuable
is a good thing. Women were not made for and judicious parent, and even if resorted volumes, and lighted by a skylight, with a sit
so much walking, and often are injured rather now and then, by way of recreation, the appe-
than benefitted. If a man has occupations tite will be in a more healthful state, if the life
he needs; and if a woman's occupations are of Mother and friend, you and I have to edu-
the same character she may have the same cate our children for the life tbat is before selves air, exercise or change of occupation.
kind of walks. But we are better for those them. Most of them will have to work-we It seemed a very nice place, and doubtless
kinds of work that occupy chiefly the upper can not help it—and we ought not if we could. they might have accomplished a vast amount
Occupation is a blessing, only excessive toil is
What we call house-work, the care of rooms, the curse ; and often the reason why our sons
and danghters find life so hard, is that they
have not been educated for their work. What
The result of this experiment was, that they their strength. Many girls are unwise and we are taxed to excess in the labor. It is our
their mothers also, who allow it, when they positive duty to fit and train them to the best
elide out of all this wholesome home occupa- of our ability, for their place in life, and we ness. So they were obliged to betake them
tion, perhaps leaving it to those who are al- cannot be far out of the way in determining
off on long, and exhausting, and purposeless can have will be a life of work without toil-
and for this we are to educate them.
And here, if it were not out of place, we are We spoke just now of “fine ladyism," but it change of occupation; we know also that men
reminded of multitudes of mothers who, out is a great mistake to suppose that ladies are
of mistaken kindness for Mary or Sarah Jane, idle. Some poor creatures may be, and the
allow her to grow up withont taking her part greater shame to them, and misery to their
in the light work of the household, to coltivate families. But some of the busiest and most
fine ladyism, while her mother is over-worked, hard-working women I know, are those who
so learning to despise labor, when the proba. have large houses, many servants, and a full
bility is, that she will have lo come to it a purse at command.
little later, and all the more hardly from having A conscientious woman feels that the care
of these souls is given to ber-she has their
household. She is expected to care for the
over it at every step, and she will gain her and she often lies down with an aching head
are more simple and in narrower bounds.
of us is this, to be content, and to do our duty
to do this faithfully will require all our pow-
mother was doing all she could, and the house If thou desirest to be borne with, thou must bear also with
as I do."
For the advocate and Guardian,
SEEKING OUT THE AFFLICTED,
to the relief of those who shrink from asking
THE DRUNKEN HOUSE,
much less apt to waste your bounty on impos-
tors, and will stand a much better chance of
I HAVE described my first visit to the
something more about the mothers' meeting,
for I think you would like to have a sort of MANY young persons (either from religious
picture of it, and to see whether Mrs. Shelley teaching or a natural kindness of disposition,)
came with her feet bare, and wore that old like to indulge in the precious luxury of doing Children's Department. gown with the waist all unpinned. good, and can truly declare, from the experi
I told her to wear the same clothes she ence of their own hearts, that it is "more
had on, if she could get nothing better; but blessed to give than to receive." Yet they
we will see how she came.
There was a do not always take advantage of that plan by
THERE is a God. He preserves, and He
nice brick house in a quiet street, and it had which charity does the most real good, and
can destroy you.
a large parlor in it, furnished with quite a the greatest amount of pure and unselfish satisHim?
number of benches, a melodeon, and a bookfaction is obtained by the giver. This plan, You have a soul. Do you care for it?
case; and it was a pleasant, cheerful-looking according to the Apostle's recommendation, is You care for your body, but do you proper- Sundays. Just before dusk on Thursday
room, where the Mission School met on to “seek out” the afflicted; for, though ob- ly care for your
soul? jects deserving of our charity meet us face to You are a sinner. Do you know how a
evening, there was a good hot fire made in face every day, and appeal for our assistance, sinner can be saved ?
the grate, and six or eight ladies came, and yet we may be sure that the cases which, if There is a Saviour. Are you anxious brought their lamps and candles, to light up
the room. known, would most deeply excite our sympathy that He may save you?
One brought a box of thimbles, and afford us the most pleasure in relieving There is an awful hell. Are you seeking white muslin, calico and flannel
another some thread and needles, and others
After a while the visitors began to arrive, to find out. In the words of the poet:
There is a glorious heaven. Are
you the to it?
and each lady looked with great interest for way “Nor, till invoked, You must soon die. Are you prepared
those whom she had invited. There were
the lame, the halt, and the blind; the drunk-
en, the lying, and profane, the women with
babies, and the women without babies, and
There is an eternal state after death. Is As a general thing, there are only two class
some good, kind, respectable poor women,
and among the rest my humble friend, Mrs. es of persons whose pursuits in life naturally your's likely to be an eternity of bliss, or an
Shelley, who had given herself such a bad bring them in contact with the timid and eternity of wo?
name. shrinking victims of misfortune, and these
Her face was bright, and there were You must he pardoned through the blood classes are those of ministers and physicians.
of Christ, and sanctified by the Spirit of plenty of pins in her gown, and no rags at Every faithful minister has a store of such little God, or you cannot be saved. Are you
all. She tried to make herself decent, and
God helped her; so Mary Rynder lent her a histories to relate, and the doctor of medicine daily seeking these blessings ?
" Without holiness no man shall see the
dress, and Sarah Cooley a shawl, and Mrs. never fails to have the nature of his heart and Lord." Are you living a holy life?
Conner a hood. Then she had a pair of head tested by them. Various striking cases
There is a book able to inform you on
good boots on her feet; and altogether she of this sort have recently been related to us by these subjects, and to make you wise unto
looked so well that I hardly knew her. an esteemed medical friend of Brooklyn, whose salvation. Do you search the Scriptures ?
Pretty soon the work commenced, and great benevolence of disposition qualifies him
Think of these questions, dear children,
the ladies cut and fitted garments, and passed as eminently for the great responsibilities of every day, and especially when you lie down
around the thimbles, and needles, and thread, his profession as does the skill acquired by his at night; and may God give you grace to
and the women sewed and talked, and had long and extensive practice. Mrs. Hall, the answer them truly.- Protestant Churchman.
à very sociable, pleasant time. authoress, in her sketches of Ireland, gives a
After they had worked, and talked, and startling account of a particular case of silent
tended their babies for an hour, each woman's misery which excited her attention while her A RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS --It is simply, when you rise
name was written on a slip of paper, and in the morning, to form a resolution to make the day & carriage was being besieged by a noisy troop
pinned upon her work, and it was packed happy one to a fellow creature. It is easily done—a leftof beggars, who, in turn, flattered, argued off garment to the man who needs it; a kind word to the
away in a basket for next time. Then wo sorrowful; an encouraging expression to the striving-triwith, or entreated the lady, and disparaged or
sang and had some nice prayers, and a chap. fles in themselves, as light as air---will do it, at least for the railed at each other's claims. But Mrs. Hall's twenty-four hours; and if you are young, depend upon it,
ter in the Bible read and explained by one it will tell when you are old; and if you are old, rest as- of the ladies; and then we said what we attention was drawn from these boisterous in- gured it will send you gently and happily down the stream of time to eternity. Look at the result:-You send one
could to cheer and encourage these poor dividuals to a woman with a child in her arms,
person-only one, happily through the day; that is, three seated by a door-way at some distance, in an hundred and sixty-five in the course of the year-and sup.
women, and each one went to her own posing you live forty years only, after you commence this home. attitude of extrome feebleness and dejection; course, you have made fourteen thousand six hundred human beings happy, at all events, for a time. Now, wor
Now you must not think of us in that and on going up to this poor creature, it was thy reader, is this not simple? and is it not worth accom- room which I have described, for we have discovered that she and the child were actually plishing?
another, a pretty little frame building, with dying of starvation-perishing in silence, while
windows all around, and long tables in the so many less worthy objects of charity were
" 'Tis a little thing
centre for the women to sit at—and Mrs. clamoring loudly for assistance near by!
To give a cup of water; yet its draught
Of cool refreshment, drained by fevered lips. Shelley does not come in borrowed things, We do not mean to discourage giving to beg
May give a shock of pleasure to the frame,
but has her own nice warm clothing, and gars where there are any reasons for supposing
More exquisite than when nectarian juice
nice trunks and boxes to kecp it in. them to be really deserving of assistance; but
It is a little thing to speak a phrase
In my next visit to the Drunken House, you may depend upon it, that, by applying the Has almogt lost its sense; yet on the ear
I tapped at Mrs. Shelley's door; no one largest part of what you have to give in charity
Of him who thought to die unmourned, 'twill fall
I knocked again, and a voice
Like choicest music."