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THE BEAUTIES OF CREATION.

PRAISED the earth, in beauty seen
With garlands gay of various green;

I praised the sea, whose ample field
Shone glorious as a silver shield :
And earth and ocean seemed to say,
“ Our beauties are but for a day !”
I praised the sun, whose chariot rolled
On wheels of amber and of gold ;
I praised the moon, whose softer eye
Gleamed sweetly through the summer sky:
And inoon and sun in answer said,
“Our days and nights are numberèd !”
O God! Otgood beyond compare !
If thus Thy meaner works are fair,
If thus Thy beauties gild the span
Of ruined earth and sinful man,-
How glorious must the mansion be
Where Thy redeemed shall dwell with Thee !

EARLY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.

ARENTS too generally regard their children as their

property in possession, and seek present enjoyment in them, rather than future comfort from them. Hence so many failures, and the frequent complaints of filial ingratitude. It is certainly true, that where

parents have consulted the best interests of their children, where knowledge, experience, and judgment have been combined, success has not always been the result. But this, so far from relaxing parental efforts, should stimulate to earnest and unceasing endeavours in a matter of such momentous importance.

In the care of children, as well as in all other affairs in which the happiness of mankind is involved, it is common to take too much for granted. Thus it is assumed by parents that their children must love them, because they are their offspring, and have a natural affection for them. But, if this were the case, what need had there been of a distinct commandment (the 5th) to children, while none of a similar kind is given to parents; though the latter become moral agents, in their relation, several years before the former. Do not the Scriptures also describe parental affection as very strong; while they speak of folly, disobedience, and rebellion as the characteristics of childhood? And are not these truths confirmed by daily and hourly experience? What are the first actings of infancy but a display of these effects of the fall? Why, it may be asked, was parental love so deeply implanted, were it not to establish a principle which would rise

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HINTS FOR

FOR THE HOUSEHOLD. OPEN YOUR WINDOWS. rubbed in three or four times a The celebrated Dr. Darwin was day. For rheumatism in the head, so impressed with a conviction of or face-ache, rub all over the back the necessity of good air, that, of the head and neck, as well as being very popular in the town of the part which is the immediate Derby, once on a market-day, he seat of pain. mounted a tub and thus addressed

FOR THE BREATH. the listening crowd: “Ye men of

Persons who suffer from diffiDerby, fellow-citizens, attend to me! I know you to be ingenious culty of breathing and oppression and industrious mechanics. By from the following simple contri

on the chest, will find great relief your exertions you procure for yourselves and families the neces

vance : A tea-kettle is to be kept saries of life; but if you lose your

boiling, either over a fire or over health, that power of being of use

a common night-lamp or nursing

candlestick. A tin tube is to be to them must cease. This truth all of you know; but I fear some

fitted on to the spout of the teaof you do not understand how kettle, of such length and form as

to throw the steam in front of the health is to be maintained in vigour; this, then, depends upon

sick person, who will then breathe

in it. This prevents the distressyour breathing an uncontaminated air; for the purity of the air being sensation occasioned by inair; for the purity of the air be haling the cold night air, which comes destroyed where many are

will be felt by persons suffering collected together, the effluvia

from asthma or water on the from the body corrupt it. Keep chest, and which is not obviated open, then, the windows of your workshops, and as soon as you

either by clothing or fire. rise open all the windows of your

TO CURE WARTS. bedrooms. Inattention to this Dissolve as much common washadvice, be assured, will bring dis- ing soda as the water will take eases on yourselves, and engender up; wash the warts with this for among you typhus fever, which

a minute or two, and let them dry is only another name for putrid without wiping. This repeated, fever, which will carry off your will gradually destroy the largest wives and children. Let me again wart. repeat my serious advice-open

TO CLEAN SILKS. your windows to let in the fresh air, A quarter-pound of soft soap, at least once in the day. Remember what I say; I speak now

a teaspoonful of brandy, a pint

of gin. Mix all well together. without a fee, and can have no other interest but your good in

With a sponge or flannel spread

the mixture on each side of the this my advice."

silk without creasing it. Wash it FOR RHEUMATISM, LUMBAGO, OR in two or three pails of cold water, STRAINS.

and iron on the wrong side when 1 oz. of strongest camphorated rather wet. . spirit, 1 oz. spirits of turpentine, one raw egg, half-pint best vine Happier, happier far than thou

With the laurel on thy brow, gar. Well mix the whole, and

She who makes the humblest hearth : keep it closely corked. To be

Happy but to one on earth.

THE

MOTHERS' TREASURY.

"I SHALL NOT WANT.”

(PSALM xxiii.) APPY and blessed is the true believer! He can look upward, and exclaim, “I shall not want," for the Lord Jehovah is my Shepherd ! He who

sits on the right hand of the Majesty on high, and to whom all power in heaven and earth belongs, invites me to repose with confidence in His care; and promises to provide whatsoever may be necessary for

my body and for my soul, for my support in time, and for my happiness in eternity!

Happy and blessed is the true believer! He can look downward, and exclaim, “I shall not want !” This earth on which I tread is full of the goodness of the Lord. He clothes these fields with beauty, and covers them with abundance. He provides for the fowls of the air, for the fishes of the sea, for the beasts of the field, and for the meanest of creeping things. This rich Provider for the whole creation will much more certainly provide for me, His intelligent and redeemed creature !

Happy and blessed is the true believer! He can look inward, and exclaim," I shall not want !” He who has kindled in my soul these new and heavenly desires, who has taught me to abhor sin and to hunger after righteousness, who has inclined me by His Spirit to love His name, to delight in His service, and to sigh for greater conformity to His image, will perfect that which concerneth me, and will abundantly satisfy every holy aspiration of my heart!

Happy and blessed is the true believer! He can look backward, and exclaim, “I shall not want!" Insignificant and unworthy as I was, the good Shepherd sought my lost and wandering soul. Innumerable and aggravated as were my trespasses, He shed His precious blood to secure for me a full and free forgiveness. His Spirit deigned to visit my thoughtless heart. His providence has strengthened my weakness, and supplied my wants, ever since I was born ; and, insignificant and unworthy though I still am, He will not fail to strengthen and to supply me in every time of need !

Happy and blessed is the true believer! He can look forward, and exclaim, “I shall not want!” Pressing as my necessities may become-irksome and manifold as may be the duties to which

HINTS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD. OPEN YOUR WINDOWS. rubbed in three or four times a The celebrated Dr. Darwin was day. For rheumatism in the head, so impressed with a conviction of or face-ache, rub all over the back the necessity of good air, that, of the head and neck, as well as being very popular in the town of the part which is the immediate Derby, once on a market-day, he seat of pain. mounted a tub and thus addressed

FOR THE BREATH. the listening crowd: “Ye men of

Persons who suffer from diffi. Derby, fellow-citizens, attend to me! I know you to be ingenious culty of breathing and oppression and industrious mechanics. By from the following simple contri

on the chest, will find great relief your exertions you procure for

vance : A tea-kettle is to be kept yourselves and families the necessaries of life; but if you lose your

boiling, either over a fire or over

a common night-lamp or nursinghealth, that power of being of use

candlestick. A tin tube is to be to them must cease. This truth

fitted on to the spout of the teaall of you know; but I fear some of you do not understand how kettle, of such length and form as

to throw the steam in front of the health is to be maintained in vigour; this, then, depends upon

sick person, who will then breathe

in it. This prevents the distressyour breathing an uncontaminated

ing sensation occasioned by inair; for the purity of the air be haling the cold night air, which comes destroyed where many are

will be felt by persons suffering collected together, the effluvia

from asthma or water on the from the body corrupt it. Keep chest, and which is not obviated open, then, the windows of your either by clothing or fire. workshops, and as soon as you rise open all the windows of your

TO CURE WARTS. bedrooms. Inattention to this Dissolve as much common washadvice, be assured, will bring dis-ing soda as the water will take eases on yourselves, and engender up; wash the warts with this for among you typhus fever, which a minute or two, and let them dry is only another name for putrid without wiping. This repeated, fever, which will carry off your will gradually destroy the largest wives and children. Let me again wart. repeat my serious advice-open your windows to let in the fresh air,

A quarter-pound of soft soap, at least once in the day. Re

a teaspoonful of brandy, a pint member what I say ; I speak now of gin. Mix all well together. without a fee, and can have no

With a sponge or flannel spread other interest but your good in the mixture on each side of the this my advice.”

silk without creasing it. Wash it FOR RHEUMATISM, LUMBAGO, OR in two or three pails of cold water,

and iron on the wrong side when oz. of strongest camphorated rather wet. spirit, 1 oz. spirits of turpentine, one raw egg, half-pint best vine Happier, happier far than thou

With the laurel on thy brow, gar. Well mix the whole, and

She who makes the humblest hearth : keep it closely corked. To be

Happy but to one on earth.

TO CLEAN SILKS.

STRAINS.

THE

MOTHERS' TREASURY.

H

"I SHALL NOT WANT."

(PSALM xxiii.) APPY and blessed is the true believer! He can

look upward, and exclaim, “I shall not want," for the Lord Jehovah is my Shepherd! He who

sits on the right hand of the Majesty on high, and to whom all power in heaven and earth belongs, invites me to repose with confidence in His care; and promises to provide whatsoever may be necessary for

my body and for my soul, for my support in time, and for my happiness in eternity!

Happy and blessed is the true believer! He can look downward, and exclaim, “I shall not want !” This earth on which I tread is full of the goodness of the Lord. He clothes these fields with beauty, and covers them with abundance. He provides for the fowls of the air, for the fishes of the sea, for the beasts of the field, and for the meanest of creeping things. This rich Provider for the whole creation will much more certainly provide for me, His intelligent and redeemed creature !

Happy and blessed is the true believer! He can look inward, and exclaim," I shall not want !" He who has kindled in

my soul these new and heavenly desires, who has taught me to abhor sin and to hunger after righteousness, who has inclined me by His Spirit to love His name, to delight in His service, and to sigh for greater conformity to His image, will perfect that which concerneth me, and will abundantly satisfy every holy aspiration of my heart!

Happy and blessed is the true believer! He can look backward, and exclaim, “I shall not want!" Insignificant and unworthy as I was, the good Shepherd sought my lost and wandering soul. Innumerable and aggravated as were my trespasses, He shed His precious blood to secure for me a full and free forgiveness. His Spirit deigned to visit my thoughtless heart. His providence has strengthened my weakness, and supplied my wants, ever since I was born ; and, insignificant and unworthy though I still am, He will not fail to strengthen and to supply me in every time of need !

Happy and blessed is the true believer! He can look forward, and exclaim, “I shall not want !” Pressing as my necessities may become-irksome and manifold as may be the duties to which

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