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My mother's voice! how often creep

Its accents o'er my lonely hours;
Like healing sent on wings of sleep,

Or dew to the unconscious flowers.
I can forget her melting prayer

When leaping pulses madly fly,
But on the chill, unbroken air

Her gentle tones come stealing by,
And years and sin and manhood flee,
And leave me at my mother's knee.

N. P. WILLIS. A mother's example sinks down into the heart of her child, like snow-flakes into the heart of the ocean.

On every land — in every clime -

True to her sacred cause,
Filled by that effluence sublime

From which her strength she draws,
Still is the mother's heart the same —

The mother's lot as tried :
Then, Oh! may Nations guard that name
With filial power and pride.

The mother's heart is the child's school-room.



Men's muscles move better when their souls are making merry music. GEORGE ELIOT. There's music in the sighing of a reed: There's music in the gushing of a rill: There's music in all things if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.

BYRON. - Feeling hearts - touch them but rightly

pour A thousand melodies unheard before.

MOORE. All one's life is music, if one touches the notes rightly, and in time.

Certainly this is a duty, not a sin,
Cleanliness is next to godliness.

JOHN WESLEY. Cleanliness was ever esteemed to proceed from a due reverence to God.

Bacon. “True gentility shows itself in a neat, wellordered home, where sunshine and joy abound, and where all the inmates are linked together by the golden chains of love."


“ If you intend to do a mean thing, wait till to-morrow. If you are to do a noble thing, do it now." “As one lamp lights another, nor grows less, So nobleness enkindleth nobleness.”


Obedience is a complicated act of virtue, and many graces are exercised in one act of obedience.

JEREMY TAYLOR. To prayer, repentance and obedience due, Though but endeavored with sincere intent; Mine ear shall not be slow, mine eye not shut.

MILTON. “Government must compel the obedience of individuals; otherwise who will seek its protection or fear its vengeance.”

Sons of heav'n and earth,
Attend: That thou art happy, owe to God:
That thou continuest such, owe to thyself,
That is to thy obedience: therein stand.

MILTON. Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves.



Nothing helps the memory so much as order and classification.”

Order is Heaven's first law and this confessed, Some are and must be greater than the rest.


Science in all its discoveries, tends to the discovery of universal order.


Order is the sanity of the mind, the health of the body, the peace of the city, the security of the State.


Speak gently! He who gave his life

To bend man's stubborn will
When elements were fierce with strife
Said to them, Peace, be still.


Peace, greatness best becomes.
Calm pow'r doth guide,
With a far more imperious stateliness,
Than all the swords of violence can do:
And easier gains those ends she tends unto.



“If thou bearest slight provocations with patience, it shall be imputed unto thee for wisdom, and if thou wipest them from thy remembrance, thy heart shall feel rest, thy mind shall not reproach thee.”

If you've tried and have not won,

Never stop for crying ;
All that's good and great is done
Just by patient trying.

PHEBE Cary. It is easy finding reasons why other people should be patient.

GEORGE ELIOT. Practice patience, I can tell you that requires nearly as much practice as music; and we are continually losing our lesson when the master comes.

JOHN Ruskin. I worked with patience, which is almost power.

E. B. BROWNING. That thou mayst pray for them thy foes are

given : I bring thee fretful friends that thou mayst

train Thy soul to patience.


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