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take a view of the felicity of the righteous in heaven, ad. mitted into the immediate presence of the Lord, they surround his throne with a perpetual hymn. They strike their golden harps, and sing aloud the song of Moses, the servant of God and of the Lamb: Saying, Great and marvellous are thy works Lord God Almighty; just and truo are thy ways, thou King of Saints. There they shall have no need of the sun by dlay, nor of the moon by night; for the Lord God himself 3liall be a light unto them; they sball partake of that fulness of joy, which is at God's right hand, and of those pleasures which are for evermore. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall forever flee away.
Seeing that men shall have their habitation in some of these states, forever and ever, even for ages of eternal years, what preposterous madness must it be, to disregard the one, and set at nought the other; but, alas! experience shows that this is too much the case with the greater part of mankind. Alas! my friends, how many after this manner put by the day of their merciful visitation. Well may we exclaim with the poet, and say
At thirty man suspects himself a fool;
Resolves and re-resolves then dies the same ! Now is the accepted time; now is the day of salvation. To day if you will hear his voice, harders not your hearts. God's hatred of sin and love of mercy, was wonderfully displayed in the cross of Christ. The love which God displays to his creatures is beyond the comprehension either of men or of angels. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are bis judgments, and his ways past finding out ! L- of Ky
RULES AND REGULATIONS To be ebserved by Mothers and NURSES.-By Th. N. R.
(Continued from p. 135.)
SLEEP, EXERCISE, AND PROPER SITUATIONS
FOR INFANTS. It is injurious to an infant to be laid for sleep upon a person's knee. Her motions and conversation will disquiet him. During the first fortnight or three weeks he should be always laid on bed, except when taken up to supply his wants, which will give him habits of cleanliness at a very early age. By slow degrees he should be accustomed to exercise, both withe in doors and in the open air; but he never should be moved about immediately after sucking or feeding: it will be apt to sicken him. Exercise should be given by carrying him about, and gently dandling him in his mother or nurse's arms; but dancing him up and down on the knee is very fatiguing for a young child. He will be far more comfortably laid upon a cushion, where he can be in no danger of falling, nor of any thing falling upon him. People often forget, and let the weight of their arms rest upon a child as he sits upon their lap--and it crushes him to be continually in arms. On the cushion he has free use of his own limbs, and they will gain strength by the exercise he gives them. His feet should be turned to the light in summer, and to the fire in cold weather. Some one should sit by him to divert and cheer him, and to take him up instantly when he expresses the least dissatisfaction. This method would be a great relief to the elder child, who generally has the task of keeping a little one'; and mothers should make it a rule, never to be violated, that the child should be in their own view, whatever they may be doing ; or if they must go from home, let him and all the family be left to the care of a neighbour, not only as a precaution against accidents, but against the more terriblé evil of being laid open to immoral habits. Neighbours should in turns take charge of each others' little ones, when their parents go from home ; as also in seeing them to school, and meeting and conducting them home. One father or mother among the inVol. II.
habitants of a farm or street would be little hindered in businesz hy taking this trouble time about, and it would save many young creatures from the corruptions of idleness and bad com pany.
Infants are greatly hurt by keeping them too near the fire ; and often when they are oppressed with heat a thoughtless woman takes them into the air with little defence against it. A great-coat, with loose hood, and a deep cap fixed to the hood, would prevent many infants from sickness, that costs the parents more than the price of a piece of coloured flannel, for a wrap. Making the hood loose prevents the chili's hcad from being pulled about, and the deep cap protects his shoulders if the coat should slip a little from them.
To be continued,
The Progress of Genius
FROM OBSCURE AND LOW SITUATIONS, TO EMINENCE AND
* Genius is that gift of God which learning cannot confer, which no
disadvantages of birth or education can wholly obscure."
JOHN OGILBIE THE author of the “ Book of Roads,” and a learned and voluminous writer, was originally a dancing-master.
Having, settled at Cambridge he applied himself to the study of the learned languages; and besides the completion of a number of other works in which this industrious man en.. gagerl, he translated Virgil and Honer into English verse, Mr OGILBIE was appointed Geographical Printer to the King.
WILLIAM PALEY, DD. The learned and ingenious author of so many useful and po. pular treatises, was, at one time of his life, Assistant in the school ai Greenwich, from which situation he rose to consie derable eminence and celebrity in the church; and his “ Ele. inents of Moral and Political Philosophy,". « Evidences of Christianity," and “Natural Theology," will perpetuate his fame, and make his name be revered wherever these works are known.
Directions for managing Bees.
[COMMENCING IN APRIL .]
(Communicated for insertion in the Cheap Magazine, by Th. N.R.)
The best situation for Bees is to the North, with a range of hills wooded on the summit, and toward the base enriched with heather; skirted to the east with a stream from the rocks. To confine this rivulet the Bee-master should sow the sandy beach with the seed of Furze, and cover it with a light surface of earth. The furze would soon vegetate ; and blooming, in the course of three years, overpay his labour, by providing the bees with pasture on soil otherwise barren, and the margin of the brook would gradually rise to restrain its cncroachment on fertile lands. We suppose a white clover field to the south of the hills--and south from the field a large garden, where hardy winter greens have been allowed to flower, as early fool for the bees. White-mustard should also be sown very early in patches near the hive; but not nearer than one yard. A few dwarf flowers may come within two feet-but tall grown ones would assist insects to get up. "To the west it would be desirable to have a shrubbery, a wood, a broomy common, or heather moor. We cannot have every advantage, but it must be our study at all events to shelter the bees from wind, and to expose them to the sun. Some advantages may be created by delving and sowing with white mustard seed, spots that as outskirts or patches on hills or moors would be useless.
The stations for your hives must be six yards asunder, if you have space for that distance, and never nearer than three yards. The board on which they are placed ought to be of one piece; or if joineil, the under side of the joining should he lined with a thinner board fixed closely with wooden pins. The eilges of this rounded standard should project. four inches all round from the hive. Place it on three wooden pillars sixteen inches long, ten inches above the ground-but six inches of its length should be firmly thurst into the earth-in all its length to be sixteen inches. The pillar in front should be an inch shorter than the other two, and the three pillars should be within twelve or fourteen inches of the outer edge of the board, to exclude rats and mice. For the same reason no tail-growing plant, no wall, nor any means for ascent should be within three or four feet of the hive. In fine weather, the entrance to the hive must be four inches long, and an inch and half in depth. Q-2
In the beginning of the fine season, when the bees can get food, or have stores remaining, the Bee-master has nothing to do but to keep the ground about the hives clear from weeds, and from whatever might enable vermin to climb there. Yet as a thriving stock inclines very soon to swarm, the hives must be frequently looked after, from eight in the morning till five in the afternoon. The symptoms are generally thus: The little city seems crowded with inhabitants.They are continually in motion during the day; and after working. time, they make loud noises. The drones may be seen flying about in the heat of the day, and the working hees go with a reeling motion and busy hụm. When the bees come regularly out of the hives, let no noise, no interruption incommode them; but if they fly long, as if they were unsettled, some tinkling noise, or the loud report of a gun, will make the fugitives repair to the nearest Jodgings. If you have an empty hive with combs and some honey in it, they will readily go there. If you use a new hive, remember to smooth it well within; and singe off loose straws. Perpendicular sticks should never be employed. Four cross sticks at equal distances will support the combs. Old hives do very well for late swarms that are not to be preserved through the winter; hut hox kives are best for them, as the bees work fastest there. They are not however fit for being kept through the cold seasons.
It is to be observed that great haste in forcing a swarm into the hive may disperse them. Give them time to settle undisturbed, though you keep a steady eye on their motions ; but whenever they gather into a cluster, lose no time in placa ing the hive over them. If the swarm rest on any thing that can be brought to the ground, spread a clean linen cloth ; lay two sticks on it, two feet asunder; lay the body on which the swarm have fixed, gently on the sticks; covering it with the hive by a motion the least perceptible; and taking care that the edges of the hive rests upon the sticks. Cover hive and all with a cloth; for the sun might allure the bees to rise again. When you find they have gone into the hive, cover it with its own board, and carry it cautiously to its station. Bees are apt to leave their hive even after they begin to work, 80 they must be watched till evening, and throughout the ensuing day. Whenever you are sure they will remain, fix the hive to its board with a little lime round the edgee; and crown it with green sods to keep out too great heat or rain.
If a hive divides into two swarms, it is a sign that each swarm has a Queen. If you can put each into old hivęs or loses, in that case it is best; but they must be kept separate. If you see a cluster of bees about the size of a small