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(Selected for the PRINCIPALITY.) LONG AND SHORT LIFE. CIRCLBS are prais'd, not that abound In largeness, but th' exactly round So, life we praise, that does excel Not in much titne, but acting well. TWILIGHT. IT is the hour when from the boughs The nightingale's high note is heard It is the hour when lover's vows Seem sweet in every whispered word: And gentle wind-rand waters near MaVa music to the lonely ear. Each flower the dews have lightly wet, And in the sky the stars are met, And on the wave is deeper blue, And on the leaf a browner hue, And in the heaven that clear obscure, So softly dark, and darkly pure, Which follows the decline of day As twilight melts beneath the moon away. EVENING. WHEN eve is purpling cliff and cave, Thoughts of the heart how soft ye flow Not softer on the western wave The golden lines of sunset glow. Then all, by fate or chance removed, Like spirits crowd upon the eye The few we liked—the one we loved And the whole heart is memory. And life is like a fading flower, Its beauty dying as we gaze Yet as the shadows round us lower, Heaven pours above a brighter blaze. When morning sheds its gorgeous dye, Our hope;, our heart to earth is given But dark and lonely is the eye That turns not at its eve to heaven. IF we judge from history, of what is the book of glory com- posed? Are not its leaves dead men's skins—its letters stamped in human blood—its golden clasps the pillage of nations ? It is illuminated with tears and broken hearts. MA x ims. -Persevere against discouragements.—Keep your temper.—Employ leisure in study, and always have some work in hand.—Be punctual and methodical in business, and never procrastinate.-N ever be in a hurry.—Preserve self-possession, and do not be talked out of a conviction. --Rise early, and be an economist of time.—-Maintain dignity, without the appear- ance of pride manner is something with everybody, and every- thing with some. Be guarded in discourse attentive and slow to speak.—Never acquiesce in immoral or pernicious opi- nions.—Be not forward to assign reasons to those who have no right to ask.—Think nothing in conduct unimportant or indif- ferent.—Rather set than follow examples.—Practise strict tem- perance, and in all your transactions remember the final ac- count. -MIDDLETO IN reference to the temperance movements going on through- out the world, an able writer has said, There is a spirit abroad, ''tis in the bright green fields and long shady lanes, that gives a sweet earnest' of what the world will be when it has thrown off the shackles of bye-gone ages,—ignorance, error, superstition, and cruelty. Tell me not of sadness, and sorrow, and misery as being the lot of man by the appointment of Divine Provi- dence. I would tell such sorrow-mongers, there is magic in the world yet, and a paradise to be enj oyed yet on earth, if the spring of the human heart, in which happiness or misery has a true seat, be not choked up by debasing habits, the glare of self, or the pollutions of vice." THE greatest of all mental pleasures is the re-awakening of- our associations. In what a strange disorder of connected yet intertangled trains does memory, that essence of the past, lie buried! Sometimes in her shroud of interwoven fibres she sleeps a sleep that never will be broken sometimes awaiting only the finger of time, she lies dull and torpid, lurking in her traceless dwelling, like sound in the strings of an unawakened instrument. Manifold and beautiful are the modes—strange, sudden, and unspeakable the moments in which the harmonies of those inscrutable chords are touched into re-existence by the hand of time; and the longer that musij has slumbered, the more potent and spell-like its tone when re-awakened; and the deeper and incenser the thrill it sends through the reverbe- rating frame.