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r «B t I THINGS THOUGHTFUL. I LOOK INWARDS. Look inwards' for you have a lasting fountain of happiness at home that will always bubble up if you will but dig for ifc âMarcus Aurelius. I OUR HELPER. Our antagonist is our helper. This amic- able conflict with difficulty obliges us to an intimate acejuaintance with our object, and compels us to consider it in all its relat jons. It will not suffer us to be isuperhoial.â Edmund Burke. I THE BOOK OF NATURE. I Study the book of Nature that God bath I spread out before thee; so thou wilt store np knowledge within thy brains and peace within tny heart. I UNBEARABLE. Of a' the ills that flesh can fear, The loss o' frien's, the lack o' gear A gowlin' tyke, a glandered mcar. A lassie's nonsenseâ There's just ae thing I cannae bear, An' that's my conscience. -St,evensca. I A NATION S HISTORY. History teaches us that the life of a nation, like that of the individual, consists not in material resources alone, but in those moral and spiritual resources of which religion is the root and ftay,-Principal Selbie, D.D. I INDIVIDUAL WORK. There is work for all of u, And there is social work for each, work which I cannot do in a crowd, or as one of a mass, but as one man acting singly, according to my; own gift6, and under a sense of my perisonal responsibilities. There is. no doubt, asso- ciated work for me to do: I must do my, work as part of the world's great whole, or as a member of some body. But I have a special work to do, as one individual, who, by God's plan and appointment, have a separate position, separate responsibilities, and a separate work-a work which, if I do not do it, must be left undone. I NOT FOR OTHERS. No one of my fellows can do that special work for me which I have come iiit-r the world to do; he may do a higher work. a greater work, but he cannot do my work. J cannot hand my work over to him. any more than I can hand over my responsibili- ties or my gifts. Nor can I delegate my work to any association of men, however well ordered" and powerful. They have their own work to do, and it may be a very noble one. But they cannot do my work for me; I must do it with these hands, or with these lips, which* God has given me. GLORIFYING GOD. I may do little, or I may do much. Tha.t matters not. It must be my own work. And by doing my own work, poor as it may neem to some. I shall better fulfil God's end in making me what I am, and more f;.ru}, glorify His name, than if I were ert-her going out of my own sphere to do the work of another, or calling in another into my sphere to do ThY proper work for W.â Ruskin. CHANGE. From high to low doth dissolution climb. And Fink from high to low, along a scale Of awful notes, whose concord shall not fail; A musical but melancholy chime. Which they can hear who meddle not with crime, Nor avarice, nor over-anxious care. Truth fails not; but her outward forme that bear The longest date do melt like frosty rime, That in the morning whitened hill and plain And is no more; drop like the tower sub- lime Of yesterday, which royally did wear His crown of weeds, but could not even sus- tain Some casual shout that broke the silent nir, Or the unimaginable touch of Time. âWilliam Word-worth. FOR OTHERS' SAKES, Large is the life that How- for others' sakes, Expends its best, its noblest effort makes. Devotion rounds the man and makes him whole; Love is the measure of the human soul. â⢠James Buckham. GOD AX ARTIST. God Himself is the only great ArtiEt. nrd what we ask from Him in our wildest dreams is not worth that which He gives us in His unchangeable wisdom. CHRISTIAN DOGMATICS. That part of theological science which occupies itself with the contents and grounds of the religious truth believed and confessed by the Christian Church as a whole, or by one of its ^-eciions in particular. -Van Oozterzu. LIBERTY. Liberty is quite as much a moral as a political growth, the result of free indi- vidual action, energy, and independence.- S. Smiles. YOWS AND RESOLUTIONS. 0 Lord. pinch me into the remembrance of my promise, that so i may re-enforee ray old vows with new resolutions.âThomas Fuller. SEEN AND UNSEEN. We are two men each of us, what is seen and what is not seen. But the unseen is the maker of the other. GOD'S GIFTS. Nor lack I friends long-tried and near and dear, Whose love is round me like this atilo- sphere, Warm, soft, and golden,-For such gifts to WhaTehall I render, 0 my God, to Thee I âU hittiex. THE GOLDEN RULE. An Indian, hearing the Golden Rule ex- plained, said, "It cannot be done." Then, after a paQse, he added. "If the Great Spirit would give a man a new heart it mig-ht be done, but not else." That- is the truth. To apply the Golden Rule we need a golden heart. JUSTICE AND LOVE. There can be no greater mistake in ethics or religion than to set justice over against love; justice here to do certain things, and love there to do certain other things. Not at all; justice is only a part of love; love under one aspect.âT. S. Hamlin. MUSIC. Music is more persuasive than poetry, it is more ethereal, more insinuating, and it can sound its way into hidden chambers of the life where the profoundest poetry could never reach. There are moods of the eoul when poetry is irrelevant and aanost irrita- ting, and in these moods music biixLgs the magic power which turns the iron gate upon I its hinges, and floods the prison-house, with light. I NOT ALL SPOTS. The spots on the sun may be a-i interest- I ing study, but anyhow the sun is not all spots.âRt. Hon. A. Birrell.

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