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DRESS AND DRINK.

THE STRANGE CLAIMANT; OR,…

DANIEL O'ROURKE.

BE KIND.

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LADIES' COLUMN.

USEFUL HINTS.

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THE difference between the preacher, the builder, and the architect of a church is this: One is the rector, the other is the erector, and the third is the director. DYING THOUGHTS.—There is an anecdote In Young's Memoirs" about certain signs of repen- tance in a convicted felon about to be executed which would be laughable were it not 119 grim, and which is, doubtless, like a good many more eleventh hour repentances. One Maskelyne, a leather-headed chawbacon, such as abound in the agricultural dis- tricts of England, had shot at a farmer with intent to rob, and, if necessary, to kill. He was a parish ioner of Mr. Young, who, at his most urgent request, visited him in prison. I knew," Mr. Young says, that his soul's health was well cared for by the chaplain of the gaol, and I had but little faith in my own power of making any vital impression on him in one interview." However, he went, and laboured faithfully with the poor fellow. The result, as he tells it, was this: When last I saw poor Maskelyne I was telling him that the holiest man that has ever lived, when he has come to die, has died a sinner, pardoned for his Saviour's sake alone, when he burst into a passion of tears. I caught him by the band, supposing them to be tears of penitence, thanked heaven, and took courage from such evidence of sensibility. He continued to weep eo bitterly that I felt hopeful that the frozen fount had thawed at last. These tears are a goodly sign, my friend. You sorrow, I trust, for your sins past ? You seek for pardon ?' Judge of my horror at his answer: I Dtp, sir, I don't. 1 was not thinking about my sins. It is as I'm so dreadful hungry. I do assure you I feel as if I could eat a jackasa I"

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