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fathers. There was a brilliant hectic on the cheek of the dying lady, and her eye was bright with almost unearthly lustre. As her spirit had grown bright and lovely amid the waves of affliction, so the beauty of her countenance had only caught a sublimer character amid the privations she had endured. The room in which she lay was neat almost to elegance, and the gentle assiduity of Ellen Moore had hung it with festoons of fresh and fragrant flowers. The open window was shaded with woodbine and roses, and, far away between its shadowy leaves, you might see the rocky shore and the blue wave of the Atlantic. The lady, who was waiting in this peaceful spot for death, had exhibited in her life an example of moral sublimity that is not often equalled. At the age of seventeen, she had left the home of her fathers; she had lived in a land of strangers, braving the dangers of the deep, and the horrors of the western wilderness; she had endured with calmness, poverty and self-denial of every name; and now, at the age of twentyfour, worn with care and hardship, she laid down and died, in her youthful beauty, far from kindred and home.

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A Wolf, with hunger fierce and bold,
Ravaged the plains, and thinn'd the sold;
I)eep in the wood secure he lay,
The thefts of night regaled the day.
In vain the shepherd's wakeful care
Had spread the toils, and watch'd the snare;
In vain the Dog pursued his pace,
The fleeter robber mock’d the chase.

As Lightfoot ranged the forest round,
By chance his foe's retreat he sound;

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“Let us awhile the war suspend,
And reason as from friend to friend.”
“A truce,” replies the wolf, “’t is done.”
The dog the parley thus begun: —

“How can that strong, intrepid mind,
Attack a weak defenceless kind 7
Those jaws should prey on nobler food,
And drink the boar's and lion's blood;
Great souls with gen’rous pity melt,
Which coward tyrants never felt.
How harmless is our fleecy care!
Be brave, and let thy mercy spare.”

“Friend,” says the wolf, “the matter weigh,
Nature design'd us beas s of prey;
As such, when hunger finds a treat
'T is necessary wolves should eat.
If mindful of the bleating weal,
Thy bosom burn with real zeal,
Hence, and thy tyrant lord beseech ;
To him repeat thy moving speech.
A wolf eats sheep but now and then;
Ten thousands are devour’d by men.”

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NEveR quarrel with your brothers and sisters; but live in peace and unity.

Use kind and courteous language towards all the domestics. Never be domineering nor insulting, for it is the mark of an ignorant and ill-natured child.

ON AN INFANT. PROVERBs. 201

DEATH OF AN INFANT.

DEATH found strange beauty on that cherub brow,
And dash'd it out. There was a tint of rose,
On cheek and lip; he touched the veins with ice,
And the rose faded. Forth from those blue eyes
There spoke a wishful tenderness — a doubt
Whether to grieve or sleep, which Innocence
Alone can wear. With ruthless haste he bound
The silken fringes of their curtaining lids
Forever. There had been a murmuring sound
With which the babe would claim its mother's ear,
Charming her even to tears. — The spoiler set
His seal of silence. But there beam’d a smile
So fix’d and holy from that marble brow,-
Death gazed and left it there;—he dared not steal
The signet-ring of heaven.

PROVERBS.

“JMuch falls between the cup and the lip.” This proverb warns us from placing too sanguine a dependence upon future expectations, though very promising; intimating, that the fairest hopes are often dashed in pieces by the intervention of some unforeseen and unexpected accident.

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.” This proverb is indicative of the ill consequences of fickleness and inconstancy. Persons of unsettled and restless tempers are never happy; they are always busily beginning to live, but by reason of love of change and impatience, never arrive at a way of living.

“'Tis too late to spare, when all is spent.” This proverb enjoins frugality and providence, and forbids excesses and luxury. It likewise admonishes us not to defer important duties, lest we should find, too late, that there is not time enough left in which to perform them.

“The more haste t e less speed.” This proverb reprehends too precipitate and hurrying tempers, and shows the value of calmness and sedateness, in the management of business.

“One swallow does not make a summer.” This proverb teaches us not to consider ourselves or others good, from the practice of one single virtue, and that the right way of judging is to take into consideration, the whole character and conduct.

“JYothing venture, nothing have.” This proverb, though it does not license an inconsiderate rashness, in running hazards against all probability of success, yet is a spur to industry, enterprise and resolution in any honest undertaking.

DOMESTIC REPROVED.

ONE of the domestics of Frederick the Great, one day came to wait upon him in an elegant flesh colored coat, thinking to please the king by his dress, because it was his favorite color. Frederick, however, pretended not to observe him. The servant then perceiving the mistake he had made, slipped out, and put on a coat more suitable to his station. The king noticed the change, and with great affability said to him, “Tell me, friend, who was that coxcomb that appeared here just now, in a flesh colored coat '''

HONOR DEARER THAN LIFE.

An American officer, during the war of Independence, was ordered to a station of extreme peril, when several

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