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NOTHING FINISHED!

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NOTHING FINISHED! A writer in a popular periodical makes the following excellent observations on habits of procrastination, which may well be remembered as a hint to those who begin everything, but finish nothing :— I once had the curiosity to look into a little girl's work- box. And what do you suppose I found ? Well, in the first place, I found a I bead purse,' about half done there was, however, no prospect of it ever being finished, for the needles were all out, and the silk upon the spools all tangled and drawn into a complete wisp. Laying this aside, I took up a nice piece of perforated paper, upon which was wrought one lid of a Bible, and b eneath it the words I I love,' but what she loved was leftme to conjecture. Beneath the Bible lid I found a sock, evidently commenced for some baby-foot; but it had come to a stand just above the little heel, and there it seemed doomed to remain. Near to the sock was a needle-book, one cover of which was neatly made, and upon the other, partly finished, was marked, I to my dear.' I need not, however, tell you all I found there but this much I can say, that during my travels through that workbox, I found not a single article complete; and, mute as they were, those half-finished forsaken things told me a sad tale about that little girl. They told me that with a heart full of gener- ous affection, with a head full of useful and pretty projects, all of which she had both the means and skill to carry into effect, she was still a useless child-always doing, but never accomplishing her work. It was not a want of industry, but a want of perseverance. Remember, my dear little friends, that it matters but little what great thing we under- take. Our glory is not in that, but in what we accomplish. Nobody in the world cares for what we mean to do but everybody will open their eyes by-and-by to see what men and women and little children have done."

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