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never kept waiting at the door. The man is always ready, always properly dressed, and seems to give a civil welcome to his master's guests. And, when you'are in the house, you are well waited on and atiended to. At the other house, you may knock several times, before you are let in, the man comes in a slovenly dress, and looks as if you had disturbed him, and seems angry at being interrupted. In the inside of the house, too, though the master gives you every thing of the best, there always seems to be a something wrong. These brothers are nearly of the same age, about five and forty. I remember them when they were both lads, and when they both got little foot-boy's places. They were then so much alike I could hardly tell the difference, from their appearance; but their ways were so different that I could even then see that they would make very different kind of men. If you saw the one in the street on an errand, he always seemed as if his mind was on what he was about, and his errand was soon done, and we were constantly hearing how much satisfaction he gave in his place;-and, from his ways, I was sure that he would prosper. If you met the other on an errand, he seemed always to be loitering, or staring about him, as if he did not know what he was going about. Sometimes he would be eating a tart from the pastry-cook's, some. times stopping to see the idle fellows playing with their half-pence at pitch-and-toss; or sometimes joining in a rat-catching, or a dog fight. And these different ways of the two boys, just lead to the difference between the two men.
Let boys then think of these two characters, and if they would be good servants, giving satisfaction to their employers, and being prosperous themselves, let them seek to gain good habits whilst they are young
SELETIONS FROM DIFFERENT ATUHORS.
Almost twenty years ago, I heard a profane jest and still remember it. How many pious pas. sages, of far later date, have I forgotten! It seems my soul is like a filthy poud, where fish die soon, and frogs live long. Lord, take away this profane jest out of my memory. Leave not a letter thereof behind, lest my corruption, an apt scholar, guess it out again; and be pleased to write some pious meditation in the place thereof. And grant, Lord, that, for the time to come, I may be careful not to admit what I find so difficult to drive out. Such bad gaests are more easily kept out at first than driven out afterwards.
Fuller's Good Thoughts in Bad Times. Abhor indecent and profane jests. A jest on Scripture is always the mark of a trifling mind, for nothing is more easy. And who can make a jest on that which he deems important ? and what must be the state of that man's mind who does not think the word of God important?-A jest on Scripture is the worst of all trifling, because it is trifling with God. And how hard it is to get rid of a profane thought produced by a profane jest! These deadly seeds sown in young minds bave produced thorns, which sting and torment a man many years afterwards in the hour of sickness and of sorrow, when he most wants comfort, and even though he may, through God's mercy, bave been brought to repentance,
There is no state of life so happy as to give the perfection of content, and yet there is no state of life so wretched in this world, but a Christian must
be content with it. Though I can have nothing here that can give me true content, yet I will learn to be truly contented here with what I have. What care I, though I have not much? I have as much as I desire, if I have as much as is wanted; I have as much as the most, if I have as much as I desire.
Warwick's Spare Minutes. Where the custom of sin groweth greater, the conscience of sin groweth less. The Same.
When a man refuses to believe in the Gospel, it is not merely that his understanding is unable to comprehend its evidences, but because there is something in his heart that is against it. Boys.
It will matter little how much of God's law we bave in our heads, unless the Holy Spirit have also written it in our hearts.
The same. · As we are placed here, to become fitted for eternity, we must know God, and love Him, in order that we may have pleasure in his presence, and in the manifesta tions of his will.
Erskine.: Idleness, at any age, leads to vice and unhappi. ness. In the morning of life it is particularly inexcusable and ruinous. The youth who has nothing to do will learn to do evil. Bishop Dehon.
As you would avoid taking firebrands into your bosoms, so guard against admitting into the near intimacies of friendship the unprincipled and the
The same. The ever-waking eye of Providence, wbich look. I eth on all, looketh with favour and loving kindness on such as fear God and hope in him. Their bodies are often wonderfully preserved in times of danger and want; but, what is of far greater consequence, Weir souls are saved from spiritual and everlasting
death, and nourished in the wilderness with the bread of beaven.
Bishop Horne. Whatever doubts, may, at present, arise in the mind of the Christian, concerning the ways of God, let him rest assured that they will all be hereafier explained; and that the “righteousness” of the great Judge will be the subject of everlasting praise.
EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS.'
Gaming'.-A young gentleman was sent by his father to London to receive a considerable sum of money. Instead of going home immediately after he had received it, he stayed in London to gratify his curiosity. His acquaintance was soon courted by some of those well-dressed swindlers who are ever on the watch to entrap the ignorant and unwary. He was thus led into expence, and broke into the sum committed to his care. Then lie tried to repair this loss by gaming, and the first night he won something; but on the second, he was left withont a shilling. Then he was reduced to such a state as to be obliged to sell bis clothes. His misery brought on sickness, and his landlord, in an obscure lodging, sapported him for a time. His friends, at last, became acquainted with his situation, and his father instantly set off for London. The sudden slock of the father's appearance was such as quite to break down the already exhausted frame of the miserable son. He expired a very short time afterwards. The effect on the father was such that he supk into a state of misery and sickness, and was himself a corpse a very few weeks afterwards.- London Paper.
Warming Beds.-Take all the black or blazing coals out of the pan, and scatter a little salt over the remainder, which will prevent the smell of sulphur, so disagreeable to delicate persons.--Footman's Directory.
Spruce Beer.-Take eight gallons of boiling water, and add to it eight gallons of cold. Mix it with sixteeu pounds of treacle or molasses, six table-spoonsfull of essence of spruce, and half a pint of yeast. Keep it in a temperate situation, with the bung-bole open, two days; then close up the hole,
or bottle off the beer; and it will be fit to drink in a few days afterwards.-The Same,
Smuggling-Smuggling is much practised at wateringplaces, to the great injury of our own trade and couutrymen, and often to the injury of those who deal in it. Have nothing to do with it, run no risk, but encourage our own trade, and help to put bread in the mouths of our own countrymen. Let us refrain from a practice which is contrary to the laws, and injurious to the interests of our country, and cannot be entered into without meapness, falsehood, and danger to ourselves.-The Same.
At a house in York, lately, the curtains of a bed were set on fire, in consequence of a servant turning it down by candle-light. At anotber house, a bed was set on fire from two servants working in bed by candle-light, and falling asle ep. - Old Parr's Maxims of Health.-Keep your feet warm by exercise, your head cool through temperance; never eat till you are hungry, nor drink but when nature requires it.
Lately the family of Mr. Day, of Buckland, in the parish of Braunton, was thrown into deep distress by the following circumstance. A pan of milk having been removed from the stove, and placed for a few moments on the floor, when their youngest child, but little more than two years old, fell into it and was scalded in a most dreadful manner; the little sufferer lived only a few hours in a state of extreme agony.
Black Will.-The following has been communicated to us as an occurrence that should not be suffered to pass unrecorded:- A coachman, who drives one of Mr. Costar's day coaches from this city, well known on the road by the name of Black Will, overtook, wben a few miles on his journey, two girls of rather, prepossessing appearance, though very ill attired, wbo requested a lift. Their request was granted, and the object of their journey to London soon ascertained. On their arrival in London, Black Will told them to follow him, and he took them to a woman on whom he could rely, and ordered them to be locked up in a comfortable room. The next morning he called early at the house, had them roused, and supplied with breakfast, brought thein down inside his coach, and restored them to their parents.-It would be well if those who are ambitious of imitating coachmen on the high road, could be prevailed upon to follow Black Will in bis career on this road.-(Cheltenham Journal.)
Caution to Children.-William Hicks, a fine yonth, nine years of age, was lately killed in Crawford Street, Mary-lebone, Loudon : he was playing at marbles, and so intent on bis game, that be did not perceive that a loaded cart was near