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feelings, if we are tanght in childhood to re- loss of self-restraint, yet I do not address these Him now, coming from the sky to meet me, strain the natural impulses, to resent injuries, observations to children; I speak to parents and He has such a dear baby in His arms. then only can we hope that in moments of and teachers. I appeal to them, not for moral Look, mamma-papa, can you not Aggravation we may be able to keep down the deductions, not for bringing home cases to the them ?" risings of wrath; of our own strength we can young mind, but for constant watchfulness over The sorrow-stricken father, who, until now, do little. God's grace is restraining grace. the ebullitions of passion, over the tendencies had stood speechless with grief by the bedThose who lead prayerful lives are the safest, to revenge that the children under their side of his idolized boy, while his gentle wife they are to used to lay before God everything charge show. It is the patient endurance of
had soothed the dying one, not murmured, great or small, whether it be railing letters or having one's "good "evil spoken of that is con- "Mary, it is our angel Winnie that he sees, the taking array of the promised blessing of sidered the highest triumph of Christian char
borne on the Saviour's bosom;" and as he life, and the giving of her to another---that no acter, but in a child it is the last thing com
spoke, a look of agony crossed the mother's sorrow or trial seems to come to them but in monly thought of. To stand up for his rights,
brow at the memory of her lost treasure, but the providence of God, and so coming, is en- to keep his ground, to overpower competitors,
it quickly faded, and a gleam of joy succeed. dered as coming froin Him, not man; man is is too often the narrow ground on which moral
ed, for she knew her dear one was safe in
heaven. but the instrumont. Bat it is not given to and intellectual education is based. But på
The little form was again still, save the every one so to see injuries and injustice, espe- rents in whom dwells the grace of God, will
panting of the breath and a quiver about the cially our children cannot have attained to watch over the beginnings of evil, will check
mouth; we thought the dear spirit almost such a height of faith. With them grace is a the first outbursts of passion, will train their
gone, when the lips again moved feebly, and plant of tender growth, and it is our duty to children from infancy upward, to bring their nourish it daily. The necessity of learning to
none but the mother's quick, loving ear "unruly wills and affections” into subjection caught the dying whisper, « They have come command the passions is specially a need in to the will of God.”
for little Allie, good-by, mamma, papa ;" this country. In some sections of it we know
and without a sigh our Allie winged his how the bowie-knife and the revolver settle
flight to the white-robed band of infant songall argaments that are distasteful This was Children's. Department. sters around the throne. Then we laid the the spirit that animated Cain, and every mur
little form, all cold and silent, in its casket, derer since, God said, “Whoso sheddeth man's
Loving fingers folded the lily-white hands
For the Advocate and Guardian. blood, by man shall his blood be shed "-and
upon his bosom, arranged the snowy robe, we say, “Oh, we are not likely to do anything
OUR LITTLE ALLIE.
spotless as the form beneath, in dainty folds, 80 dreadfal," but nevertheless we teach our
and scattered fragrant buds and blossoms children, “It is manly to resent injuries.” We
Our dear little Allie, our pet, our young.
around him. Then we pressed the dear lips, $0 w dragon's teeth and reap armed men. est household treasure, was dying. The half parted with a smile; but they returned
it not, as when, in buoyant health, our little I have carefully abstained from illustrating rose-tint on his fair, plump cheeks was fading,
the heavenly blue of his large, thoughtful Allie bounded to our side, and raised his inmy essay with any instances of the fatal re
eyes was dimming, and we knew by the nocent face to ours to give his good-night sults of giving way to passion which have oc
heaving of his little bosom, and the beaded kiss. With trembling hands, we parted the ourred in this country. Were I to bring back
drops on his beautiful baby brow, that an silken hair from the fair brow, severed & to remembrance the end details of tragedies
angel hovered near to take the pure, unsul- sunny curl from the dear head, then laid it that have occurred in New York and Boston
lied spirit home. We had gathered around gently to rest. A last look at our Allie's within the last ten years, I might wound some
him, a sad and tearful group, watching every beautiful face, as peaceful and innocent as in sad mourners, who are hoping that as time bas
breath and motion, when the blue eyes slumber, and we slowly, sadly close the lid. rolled on, the recollections of the deeds for Opened dreamily, and wandered lovingly We have laid him 'neath the sod. Pale which their friends suffered have faded from
from one tearful face to another, till they violets droop lovingly amid the green grass the memories of men. So let it be, but let rested on that of his sorrowful mother. The which covers the tiny mound; a willow each reader recall his or her own experience, sweet lips parted, those lips which so shortly bends protectingly over the tiny block of and bring it to boar profitably on the training before had been rosy with health, and en- marble, which bears these simple words: of such children or pupils as are within the wreathed with dimpled smiles; and bending
“QUR LITTLE ALLIE." reach of their influence. down, the mother caught the last whispers
" We know that God, in tender love, Few people learn from the experience of of her precious one, Slowly and anxiously
Hast borne our dearest, brightest gem others; few people can believe that the tempt. came the words,
Mamma, who will open Up to the heavenly realms above, ations of others may one day be their own, God's gate for little Allie, when he gets to
To sparkle in His diadem." heaven? Tell me, dear mamma, shall you still less do children learn from the stories of
Farewell, sweet cherub!
We hope to crime and its retribution to check the passions
be there to open it for me?
Allie is so
meet thee, and clasp thee in our arms again, from which crimes spring. We think they do, little, he can't reach."
when the pearly gate is opened for us to en
Our tears were falling fast, as his mother, because their moral sense is so shocked, their
ter the beautiful home whither thy pure raising him gently in her arms, smoothed spirit has fled. tender consciences so pained by hearing the his
the golden hair from his childish forehead, tory of crime. They probably go to the height
and whispered softly in the ear of her dying of promising parent or teacher to bear the
child, lesson in mind and to avoid the companion will be waiting to take His little lamb in Allie, my own darling boy, Jesus
For the Advocate and Gaardian. ship, and to loathe the example of the sinner.
CONQUERED BY LOVE.
carry you safely through, to the green pas- Walter J. had, for years, been consider. infant imagination some incarnation of the
tures about which you love to have me tell ed the worst boy in school. He seldom Bpirit of evil-some being always strong to do you,”
studied a lesson enough to recite well
, and evil, not a man who once had been a little
A smile, so beautiful that it seemed waft- so he was easily tempted to avoid recitation child, with feeble tendencies to be good, and ed from heaven itself, spread over the by running away at recess. By this method, who grew in wickedness just as he grew in features of the almost angel-child, and clasp- he had several times seen the class to which stature.
ing his tiny hands and gazing upward, he he belonged promoted to a higher departBut thongh I have given an example myself exclaimed, in his sweet baby voice, “Yes, ment, without once trying to go too. in this paper of the fatal result of a momentary mamma, he will take Allie, for I can see Finally, a little fellow, who had noticed his
I want you
tall figure and discouraged looks, made enough." "Well," said the lady, “would would love him it he was good, he never apfriends with him, and kindly urged and aid- you not much rather have we love you and peared to wish to disobey. She liked flowers, ed him until he was, at last, honorably ao- be glad to see your bright faee every morn- and all the long summer be searched the cepted in a higher room.
ing, than to feel as I now must towards a fields for miles around to place the rarest he The teacher in the new department was a
mean boy whom I cannot respect or trust ? could find upon her desk, Once, late in the stranger, and among the scores of unknown
The boy looked up in his teacher's face and season, he brought a large ox-eye daisy, saxa faces she did not at once notice
, particularly, exclaimed, “You can't love me, nobody ever ing, “ It is all I can find, may I put it in the largest boy of the class. In a little time, loved me; I can't be a good boy!"" "O, your vase ?" Above the choice verbenas and however, she had abundant occasion to ob. Walter," said the teacher, “if you would geraniums it stood, more precious than her serve a stout lad, who came always with only try to be good, I would love you in my sweetest flowers until their every ray had uncombed hair, and soiled garments, and de
heart very soon. If my pupils only try to fallen from the deska hant expression, which plainly said, "If you do as well as they can, I love them for try- But not alone to Walter was the reward touch me, you will find your
match." ing; and it is very pleasant then to help of love for the good it could be to a way. When he was not absent by truancy, he
them to be good." The boy's eyes had lost ward, needy heart. The teacher was made annoyed her all the day by his rude, noisy their moody expression, and ceased to open happier and better in loving, for Christ's manners
, his incessant whispering, and by and shut so wilfully; they were full of tears sake, one when no one else had ever loved. bad behavior-in all sorts of little things.
as he turned his face slightly aside, and ex- Ohrist's work is like to this, and they who in
claimed again, “I can't he good, I never was their little measure love and work for Him, The regulations of the school were very good.” Then, in another moment, with a receive a hundred-fold into their own bosoms. strict, and the teacher felt obliged to follow softer tone, he added, " But would you love The experiment and the faith of love was to the wise man's rule, in the use of the rod, me a little if I should try and not make out ?" the wayward boy perhaps the highest possiwhile she gave him faithful admonition for the future. For a while, severe chastisement teacher, “but if you try in earnest you will "Yes, dear boy, indeed I should,” said the ble gain; to the teacher it was scarcely less,
since faith in love had become experience bad a good effect, but before many weeks, not fail. And Walter, I will be a good, and truth also, which warmed and gladdenthe whip seemed to have lost its terrors;
true friend to you; and, now, whenever you ed and enlarged her heart and then, the boy slighted his studies worse
are tempted to do wrong,
should than he had ever done. Sometimes, as the
think that it grieves me very much." The teacher stcod at the blackboard wholly en
poor boy, so hardened in wrong-doing, that Cover EARNESTLY THE BEST GIFTS. 1 Cor. 12. 31. gaged in explaining a lesson, he would slip he felt no one could love him, dropped his "It is related, that at a feast, given to the chief slily and silently out of the room. This head on his friend's shoulder and sobbed for
officers of his army, Cyrus presented to some of new trial vexed the lady exceedingly; at several minutes. She let him cry awhile,
them costly gifts-to one, a splendid garment, to first, she appealed to his parents; they chas- and then she laid her arm gently round him,
another, a golden cup; but Chrysantas, his favor tised him, but failed to prevent the fault . dirty and raggad as he was, and left on his
ite friend, he werely drew to himself and kissed.
Is it not thus with Him who ruleth in the army Next, she tried to stimulate him by rewards sunburnt cheek a kind, warm kiss. This
of beaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth ? and encouragements; a gift would please
was too much for Walter, he answered back Ta one man, He gives the royal robe of kingly inbut a day, and then it was given away or in a shower of tears and kisses on the lady's telligence; to another, the golden cup of prosdestroyed in her presence. She thought of hand. "Can you love me, teacher ?" he
perity ; but to His chosen friends-oftenost found love, as a last resort; but could she love the timidly asked. The teacher took the brown
in the vale of poverty-He vouchsafes a portion of repulsive child that led others astray ? hand he reached out towards her, and with
His own Spirit, and the most tender, sweet com munion with Himself."
Selected. The lady was a Christian. She had often tears gushing from her own eyes, assured thought how the love of Christ had been him that she loved him and should always
For the Advocate and Guardian strong to control her own waywardness, and love him if he tried to be good, and yoble, sko believed there was power in love to and honest. And then she told him of love
BORROWING TROUBLE. conquer this rebellious boy. She carried the far beyond her own, a love that could die for thought to her closet, and begged, for Jerus' such as he; she talked to him of Jesus, of BORROWING, though often convenient and sake, a measure of His love, with skill to use His power to save and keep the worst of sin, sometimes necessary, frequently leads those it in subduing Walter's heart. The next ners, until the boy's tears flowed afresh, and concerned into difficulty, but in nothing is this morning, she went to the sehool-room with he was glad to go to his desk to weep and
so universally the case as in “ borrowing trouperfect assurance of success in her new plan, sob alone. He was not yet quite satisfied: ble,” for which we always have to pay a heavy despite his home surroundings, and street ag- all through the morning session he came fre
per cent, of care and anxiety. sociations, and long habits of wrong; she quently to the teacher's desk to ask it could even love the forlorn, disebedient boy could be he should be loved, “O, if you ignore the blessings and enjoyment of the pre
Of what possible benefit to us can it be to for the worth that love would be to him. love me, I can do anything," he would say, Walter came as usual late to his class, his as he went back to his seat and opened care
sent in order that we may brood over our own father bringing him angrily in and saying, fully the long-neglected books,
or others' forebodings of future ill? Why
should we close our eyes to the snoshine of “I don't know what ails Wal; I can't Walter was conquered ; from that day he get him broke of his truancy !" "I think was faithful in study and honorable in deport- to-day, while we deplore the storm which may this time we shall be able to attract him, so ment; love was the only discipline that had
or may not come on the morrow? Are we not he will wish to remain," was the teacher's ever done him good, and all that was ever
commanded to “take no thought for the morreply, “I hope so indoed, ma'am," said the afterward required. He no longer came to
row, for the morrow shall take thought for the nan, “but I fear not; he is too far
gone the school-room unwashed and uncombed ; things of itself?” and assured that “Sufficient eady, but I'll leave him this once, and if he his father was so delighted with the change unto the day is the evil thereof?” on't behave himself, I'll put him into the in the boy that he provided for him a nice, This may be a trite theme, but the evil we hop to work." As soon as the father had new suit, and Walter begun to have thé deprecate is so wide-spread, that we shall be ine away the teacher called Walter to her ambition and the self-respect of a man. Be pardoned for raising our feeble voice once and sk. “Will you tell me," she asked in a tween the teacher and himself there grew a again in remonstrance. We have no charity for
why you run away? Do warm, kind friendship, very useful to the boy this spirit of doubt and distrust-this continual a know it grieves me very much, can it be and very pleasant to the lady. His great croaking of those who seem to live by borrow ause you dislike your teacher ?” “No, delight seemed to be in obeying all her ing trouble. Why should they forever see in am," said Walter, “I like you well | wishes ; from the morning she told him she the blooming cheek only the precursor of disa
BY KATE CAMERON,
ease and death? Why is, every bright day Why prize so much the world's applause, why rived its support mainly from the same
Those who have thus aided its work ry joyous heart warned that the time of sorrow
A floeting echo is its voice of censure or of fame; and darkness is drawing nigh?, The praise that thrills the heart, the scorn that
of love, have felt that they were privileged dyes with shame the brow,
in so doing—that the results secured in the Granted that there is truth in all these as
Will be as long-forgotten dreams a hundred years
rescue, protection and saving benefits it has
ever given the young and helpless have
been a fourfold reward. Above and beyond per degree of gratitude to an all-wise and bene- ers on thy shore, ficient Father, to take His gifts with a careless
They rush upon thy rocks of doom, are seen-and all human agencies, it owes its support in
seen no more; hand, and instead of thanking Him for the
the past as it must do in the future to the The starry wilderness of worlds that gem night's present good, turn with anxious heart to the
loving favor of the Father of the fatherless. possibility of coming evil? We know that life Will light the skies for other eyes a hundred years
Should this fail all other resources would be has heavy burdens for us all to bear ; but is
unavailing. not every yoke fitted to the neck that must
O Thou, before whose sleepless eyes the past and wear it, and would any of us, after sober de
WHERE THIEVES BREAK THROUGH liberation, exchange our own lot for that of An open page, like babes we cling to thy protect
AND STEAL another Shall we not accept the sorrow with
Change, sorrow, death, are naught to us if we may the joy, as part of our needed discipline, and
It was an oceasion of surpassing interest.
safely bow not as a dreaded calamity which overtakes
On the brow of Olivet, overlooking the Beneath the shadow of Thy throne, a hundred those whose path hitherto has been smooth years from now.
great city, with its marts of trade, splendid and flowery!
palaces and hoarded treasures, Jesus sat with There must be some bitterness infused into
His disciples, and the multitude who had the cup of life, else it would not prove a
gathered to listen to His precious words. health-giving tonic, but merely an effervescing Advocate and Guardian.
"He opened His mouth and taught them." draught. Let us consider our trials in this
A Teacher learned in the schools of eternity, light and thank God for the drops of sweetness
NEW YORK, MARCH 1, 1864. wiser than all the sons of men even when that pervade the whole mixture, instead of
the morning stars first sang together with tasting only the dregs and lamenting their nau
a heart full of infinite love, how favored were seousness. Preaching is easier than practice, HOW IS THE HOME SUPPORTED ? and no hand can be so guiltless of the sin we
his audience! How forcibly did He impress deplore, as to cast the first stone; but we can
An esteemed correspondent writes: "It the lesson, that not the rich, the proud, the all , at least, strive against the tendency to has been asserted by some in this section, gay, but the meek and lowly, the pure
in cherish anxious forebodings, which is plough-that your Institution is supported by the heart, the persecuted for righteousness' sake, ing so many furrows on brows that onght to be state, to the same extent as any of our Or. alone possess the blessing that gives peace fair and smooth, and rendering many a once phan or Juvenile Asylums. The friends of within, the good that endureth, the treasure free, light heart heavy and care-worn. A re
your paper, here, would like to know if such that fadeth not away. With what paternal form is surely needed here—who will join the are the facts."
kindness did He utter the wise counsel, “Lay crusade against those enemies of humanity,
We reply, the above assertion is incorrect, not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, Doubt and Anxiety? And whatever other debts you may contract, pledge yourselves
as may be seen by any who will refer to the where moth and rust do corrupt and thieves against “ borrowing trouble."
books of the respective institutions. We break through and steal, but lay up for your
lic aid; but from the annual reports of the A HUNDRED YEABS FROM NOW.
not breakthrough and steal."
dry other asylums, both Protestant and of beauty, mementoes of departed worth, And few shall know we ever lived a hundred years
Catholic. This, we think, is eminently just, rich with cherished associations, so pleasant from pow.
a far wiser outlay for the child than to ex- to the sight that selfish thought too often Ob! mighty human brotherhood, why fiercely war
pend thrice the amount for the youth, whose whispers, “ These are all my own, mine to and strive, While God's great world has ample space for every
street education can only prepare him to be keep and use at will." Night draws its thing alive?
cared for at the public expense, in the prison sable curtain. Sleep closes watchful eyes; Broad fields, uncultured and unclaimed, are wait- or penitentiary. But with regard to the danger is all forgotten. Stillness reigns
ing for the plow Of progress, that should make them bloom a hun-Home, it has never had a farthing of any throughout the dwelling, when lo, the dred years from now.
such stated provision. It has received aid stealthy tread approaches, the thief enters'
from the state in erecting and canceling a unperceived, and nothing is too sacred fa Why should we toil so earnestly in life's short nar. row span, debt upon one of its buildings, also recently. I his grasp. Presently the repose of the is
: On golden stairs to climb so high above our broth- a small annual appropriation of about $1000, mates is broken, and they awake to find er man?
in common with other charities, deemed Wbj blindly at an earthly shrine our souls in bom- worthy of encouragement by our State Leg. autumn, and as they inquire “Where are
their treasures scattered like the leaves in age bow? Our gods will rust, ourselves be dust, a hundred islature. The Institution was founded by they ?" Echo only answers, “Where?" years from now.
the gifts of the benevolent, and has ever de. Now the words of Jesus come back with
new force, “Lay not up for yourselves trea- home, that are justly condemned in camp, & We know that raffing might be made producsures upon earth, where thieves break through species of gambling to which a Christian tive; but so might many other vicious induland steal.”
community should give no countenance. gences. The managers might doubtless sell All along down the ages, from the time The following paragraph from a recent high the privilege of keeping a faro bank that these words were spoken to the listen number of the Intelligencer shows that the
throughout their Fair in a favorable location. ers on Olivet, no city, no large portion of the managers of the Brooklyn Fair have nobly pretty waiter girls, would draw. Then, a
A free Concert Saloon, with a liberal supply of habitable globe, has been free from the pre- resolved to stand upon right ground in this couple of pugilists could bring in a good deal of sence of those who break through and steal. matter, while the responsible parties in Now
money by undertaking to break each other's Just at present the spirit of robbery seems York have not yet been persuaded to avoid heads and make a jelly of each other's faces on rampant
all abroad. None are wholly se. the appearance of evil, although earnestly public exhibition at the Fair, &c., &c. You Few feel the sense of security that entreated so to do.
don't like pagilism, perhaps, but there are love and confidence would prompt, were en- We will hope that a right decision in their
thousands who do; and their money is as good tire communities manifestly under the in- case may be made in time to show a clear
as yours—their vices, perhaps, no worse. What fluence of divine grace. record before Him who has said, “Sin is a
right have you to proscribe theirs and extenuate The thief roams at large, the assassin, reproach to any people."
yours? Again we thank the clergymon who
have insisted that our Great Fair shall not be the criminal of every grade crosses our daily “No DRINKING OR RAFTLING.The Ex
rendered a great moral nuisance by the consent paths, when we know it not. The demon ecntive Committee of the Brooklyn and Long and connivance of its managers. hate, written in lines of blood upon our city Island Fair in aid of the Sanitary Commission
We presume some will stay away whom streets when riot ruled the hour, is only met on Saturday evening, and determined that
gambling for the love of God' would have atchained, not annihilated. Was not the tiger there should be po liquor sold to be drunk on
tracted; and of course many will be missed unloosed for a little season, that the Christian the premises devoted to the Fair, and that, as
that might have been secured. But, on the heart might feel more sensibly, “Except the rafiling is forbidden by law, there should be no
other hand, tens of thousands will give to and rafies or lottery." Lord keep the city the watchman waketh,
work for a Fair that they may take their chil
“We understand that, notwithstanding all but in vain.” And, do not the continued
dren to attend without shame or remorse, who that has been said and done upon the subject, would neither help nor attend a raffing Fair. developments of human depravity, known
the ladies in charge of the Metropolitan Fair We don't say so much money will be obtained and read of all men, show clearly that interests
mean to insist upon having raffles to dispose of without as with gambling; but the case is not are imperilled of far more value than earthly the larger articles and oi all such as are not free from doubt; and we prefer the cleaner agtreasures ? Do not moral claims increase sold during the first week. We exceedingly
gregate, even though it should at the saine time and press with mountain weight upon every regret this decision, and we are sure its authors be smaller. lover of truth and righteousness, to do with will do the same before the thing is ended.
We know that persons have been so shamed their might what the hands find to do for a One thing we take to be certain. If, after fair
and conscience-smitten on a calın review of notice is given, the law shall be deliberately race, that though so lost, has been redeemed
their participation in raffing Fairs, that they violated, the aid of its officers will be invoked, by precious blood-a world, that though so
have shunned all Fairs thenceforth for years. and legal proceedings will put a violent stop to marred by sin, is yet to be renovated and fill
We hope to meet many of these at our ap-
proaching Sanitary Fair.
The poor of this City-and especially the
colored poor--are largely kept in poverty, igto every human ear with the same tender New York cannot with safety be defied. The earnestness as
norance and want by the lottery' and 'policy' to His hearers on Mount consciences of many of our best people declare that they can in no way countenance what
shops. Some of them have squanderer? on Olivet, “Lay up for yourselves treagures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth seems to them very gross and injurious immo
these a third of their earnings for the last twen
ty years. Ouglit those who know better to so corrupt , nor thieves break through and steal." rality. Let the managers yield to these persons, and they will sustain no loss. It is al
act as to encourage and uphold this meanest Secure an offered crown, not "starless,” but ways safe to do right. Friends will rise
form of outlawed swindling?" in
SITTING IN DARKNESS,
The darkness of doubt. Many an inquir.
doubt not, honest and honorable, and at the ing soul has secret struggles with distracting same time a mighty saccess. Surely it would
doubts which it does not breathe into anin this city during the third and fourth weeks in March. The place selected—Palace Gar: personal consideration to be allowed to interbe a great pity, were pride of opinion, or any
Pray for such, that God, by His
wise discipline, will teach them of His ways, dens, 14th St., is central, easy of access, and fere with such a happy consummation."
till they delight to walk in His paths. The will doubtless attract unprecedented crowds.
A strong protest has also been published, Son of God Himself was many days tempted The object to which the avails of the Fair are signed by the leading clergymen of the city, of the adversary ere He entered upon His to be devoted has the earnest sympathies of taking ground that cannot fail to enlighten public ministry, and many an heir of salvation every loyal heart and will doubtless bring public sentiment
, and exert an abiding and has passed through a like fiery ordeal ere his
“ Be still and trust !
For His are strokes of love
Thou must for thy profit bear ;
Hc thy filial love would move;
Trust thy Father's loving care,
Be still, and trust!"
full of gems.
Sitting in the darkness" of bereavement; high, open brow, was well dressed ; but her suffering, but the few facts given illustrate Cherished ones are gone from the household gait was unsteady, her hair bad fallen down
the nature of the great struggle, and may • circle; the staff, the solace, the light, the joy, over her shoulders. We would gladly have lead some to comprehend more fully the
are taken away. The heavens seem shroud. detected some sign of pain.or grief that could claims upon their sympathies and prayers ed in gloom, the earth mocks at our pain, thus affect her; but, no, her head did not that come from unnumbered desolated homes, music grows dissonant, why should any re- droop as it would beneath such a burden, but wherever rebellion and loyalty have come in joice ?
her uplifted face wore that indescribable, half direct conflict. Our poor bleeding country! Yet new joys come, sorrow slowly gives conscious, half-vacant air one recognizes O, that her warfare were accomplished, way to gratitude for remaining and new but too well. We whispered to each other,
" Prayer makes the darkest clouds withdraw,
Prayer elimbs the ladder Jacob saw."
thoughts which shall turn her feet from the
York: M. W. Dodd. 1864. ed room, hears only faint echoes of the strife youth, of seventeen summers perhaps, led into
A very attractive and useful volume, which of life without. What would she not give the same place. We wondered if anybody
the young will read and remember; they may to have the priceless boon of health and loved and cared for him, and then we thought soribed on the conscience, viz., the value of
also find through its teachings one lesson instrength restored to her. Only those can tell of one we had seen in prison, who had been
truth and uprightness, a pure heart and spotwho have been racked by pain, or made there two weary years and had three more less reputation. helpless through weakness. Do such mourn
“My mother died too young for that they cannot actively servo God? They my good," he said. “She used to take me
Oriente. Boston: Am. Tract Society. New can never know, how in the esteem of their
York: J. G. Broughton. ,
cumstances of the conversion to Christ of one faith and their God. brother was an apprentice, and he undertook
whose parents did not feel the need of cloans"Sitting in the darkness” of poverty, to take care of my younger brother. I was
ing by His precious blood; her persecution for wretchedness, crime.
Oh! what a fearful tossed bere and there among the rich and her new faith and hope, and her rapidl prer union of sorrows. See that household where the poor, and I learned all manner of
gress in the divine life during the two remaiathe father or mother, or both are drunkards. dodges.' I left off going to church and ing years of ber eartbly stay. The children beg their broad from door to Sunday-school, and here I am ; many and door. Their house is no home ; there is no many a time I would have killed myself had The Two Brothers, and the Tro Paths. By the comfort there, no rest. Such places are the I dared, but I dared not die. It had seem- Rev. P. B. Power, author of “The Last
Shilling, &c.” New York: Robert Carter & nurseries of crime ; theft, lying, profanity, ed as though I should go mad, shut up in my
Brothers. drunkenness, forgetfulness of God are there; weary cell, all the dreary night long."
This story traces the courses of two brothers, and there Satan finds tools ready made for Oh! sin, how wretched are thy captives !
one of whom was always loved, honored and his service. From the street to the station. Oh! Satan, what fearful wages dast thou trusted; the other, lured by a wicked man to house, thence to the Tombs, court-room, pen. give thy servants. Arch deceiver, art thou
sin and shame, at last, through God's abound itentiary, prison ; such are some of the rest still as thou wert in paradise, and now, as ing morey, was restored repentant to his ing-places of the vagrant. Oh! rescue these, then, dost thou lure thy listeners, by fair pro- brother's home, but only to die brokenand lead them unto wisdom's pleasant ways mises of good, to a living death.
hearted, and peaceful paths.
An exceedingly instructive story completes "Sitting in darkness!" Such there are
this volume, entitled, “Mr. Clipstick's Clock: “Sitting in darkness;" for the husband, for who have never heard of the overlasting What it made him think about the Old Year, the greed of gain, has, oh! so deliberately, Father, of the sanctifying Spirit, who breathes
and what it made him do in the New One." taken the life of a fellow-man; brought keen- upon the soul the spirit of adoption; of our est sorrows to another's hearth-stone, broken Elder Brother, who loved us and gave Him
Sormons, preached and revised, by the Rev. Ca heartedness to his wife, and taken from his self a ransom for us.
H. SPURGEOX. Seventh series. New York: child the shield, the honor of a father's un- Oh! ye light-bearers of the world, ye dis- Sheldon & Ca. Boston: Gonld & Linooln. stained name.
ciples of Christ, feed with holy and unfailing Earnest discourses that must do good, whero. " In darkness," for a daughter, young and oil of divine grace the lamps in your hands.
ever read. fair, has bartered away her innocence, her Bear them aloft, that many whose feet are
Rambles after Eand Shells. Boston: Am. happiness, for shame and sorrow, or worse, stumbling upon the dark mountains of death,
Tract Society. New York: J. G. Broughton. grown reckless and shameless, leads a life of may see and be saved. “Freely have ye
Delightful, reheshing, salutary, these are infamy. Alas! that such a thing can be. received of God's mercies, freely give."
the adjectives that will come uppermost in our A few days since we saw " somebody's
attempt to characterize this little volume. daughter” leaning heavily on a policeman's arm, as together they came down one of our
ANOTHER chapter on East Tennes
The American Agrioul'urist, so ably edited fashionable avenues.
“ Is she drunk ?? were see will close the series. The painful expe. | by Orange Judd, fully maintains the high the words that passed from lip to lip of those rience of the writer concentrates her thoughts character that has secured for it a very large, who scanned the pair. She was fair, had a
upon points where she has witnessed most circulation in all parts of the country.