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The Slate Quarry..
The Vaudois Teacher.....
John G. Whittier...
Raking Up the Fire...... Mrs. Beecher Stowe...... 164
We are seven.....
William Wordsworth 176
Inefficiency of Human Works..... Rev. Henry Melvill 178
The Secret of England's Glory... J. C. Tildesley
Alexander W. Butler...... 9182
Scene in the Trials of Margaret
The Mitherless Bairn.....
Omniscience and Omnipresence of
Vice and Virtue.
Author of " Kirkbeck”.... 191
The Lost Day...
Mrs. Lydia H. Sigourney 203
The Presence of God.
Amelia B. Welby..... 204
The Elder's Death-bed
The Worship of Nature.......... John G. Whittier
A Psalm of Life........
H. W. Longfellow
The Way to be Happy......
The Country Clergyman........... Oliver Goldsmith............ 215
RICH AND POOR.
[From "Nuts and Nutcrackers ”-an interesting little volume, full of harnıless mirth and homely satire, and an admirable companion for a winter evening at home or a summer journey in a railway carriage.] “IF I was a king upon a throne this minute, an' I wanted to have a smoke for myself by the firesidewhy, if I was to do my best, what could I smoke but one pen'orth of tobacco, in the night, after all ?—but can't I have that just as asy?
“If I was to have a bed with down feathers, what. could I do but sleep there ?-and sure I can do that in the settle-bed above.”
Such is the very just and philosophical reflection of one of Griffin's most amusing characters, in his inimitable story of “The Collegians”—a reflection that naturally sets us a thinking, that if riches and wealth cannot really increase a man's capacity for enjoyment with the enjoyments themselves, their pursuit is, after all, but a poor and barren object of even worldly happiness.
As it is perfectly evident that, so far as mere sensual gratifications are concerned, the peer and the peasant stand pretty much on a level, let us inquire for a moment in what the great superiority consists which exalts and elevates one above the other. Now, without entering upon that wild field for speculation that power (and what power equals that conferred by