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“ But will He love me, dear Mamma,

As tenderly as you?
And will my own Papa one day

Come and live with me too ?
" But you must first lay me to sleep

Where Grandpapa is laid ;
Is not the churchyard cold and dark,

And shan't I feel afraid ?
“ And will you every evening come,

And say my pretty prayer
Over poor Annie's little grave,

And see that no one's there.
“ And promise me that when you die,

That they your grave shall make
Next unto mine that I may be

Close to you when I wake.
“ Nay, do not leave me, dear Mamma,

But watch beside me keep ;
My heart feels cold--the room's all dark ;

Now lay me down to sleep.
“And should I sleep to wake no more,

Dear, dear Mamma, good bye ;
Poor Nurse is kind, but oh! do you

Be with me when I die."


HYDROPHOBIA. When a dog has bitten a man, the last thing to be done is to destroy it. The dog should be chained up, and carefully looked to daily. Many cases show the importance of this measure. A lad was brought to me with his hand much swelled and inflamed from the bite of a dog, and his father was very anxious to have the part removed ; but the state of the hand rendered such an operation hazardous; and as the dog was alive I persuaded him to wait and have nothing done till we should learn that the dog had become rabid. The hand was therefore poulticed, and got well, and the dog proved not to be rabid. It is probable, that if the dog does not become rabid in a month, the patient is perfectly secure; but two months would be a still more satisfactory interval. If nothing further is known of the dog that has bitten a person, or he has been instantly after killed, the prudent and proper course to be taken is to treat the wound as if the dog had been known to be rabid.—Mr. Mayo in the Medical Gazette.

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China is a very ancient and remarkable empire, of very great extent, and inhabited by an immense population. But it is situated in the remotest part of the world, at a very great distance from this country, and the manners and customs of the people have prevented our knowing much respecting them until of late years. They have never kept up intercourse with other countries, but nevertheless have advanced very far in the arts of life, and have much learning and knowledge among them in those things to which they have given their attention. But they still remain worshippers of idols, and Christianity has never appeared to make any progress there, through the jealousy and self-conceit which marks the whole nation above all others. Unhappily our country is now, at war with them, on account of a difference which arose in matters of commerce; and it is very painful to think that we are inflicting upon many of them very great miseries, instead of being occupied in benefiting and enlightening them. The principal intercourse we have hitherto maintained with them has been from the 'purchase of tea. This comfort of life, with which all are so well acquainted, is brought from China, where it is grown and cultivated to a very great extent. The character of this nation has always been peaceful, and their only object appears to have been to protect themselves from their enemies, not to harass or invade the possessions of their neighbours. In this they have been a striking example even to those countries which are called Christian. There was a very fierce and warlike nation, called the Tartars, living near their boundary, from whom they had always much to fear. To defend themselves against the attacks of these lawless people, the Chinese built a great Wall' many hundred years ago, which is represented in the print. This stupendous wall, which is deservedly ranked among the grandest works of art, extends across the northern boundary of the Chinese empire. It is conducted over the tops of losty mountains, some nearly a mile in height; across deep valleys and over wide rivers, by means of arches; in many parts it is



doubled or trebled, where greater strength is needed; and at the distance of nearly every hundred yards is a strong tower.

Its extent is reckoned to be 1500 miles ; but at some parts, which are considered less dangerous, it is nothing more than a strong barrier of earth. There are various opinions concerning the time at which this wall was built, but it appears most probable that it was erected about the year 1160 by one of the Emperors, as a defence against the attacks of the Tartars, as has before been remarked. As a work of art it has been, and will continue to be, the wonder and admiration of ages.

A MINUTE'S TALK BETWEEN TWO LABOURERS. JACK Snub, one night after work, was walking home with George Gell, and grumbling, according to his usual custom, and talking about the shame of some being rich and some being poor. “ I tell you, George,” says he," that I should like to see the day when our fine master was made to give up his money, and let us all share and share alike, then it would be all fair, and one would do as well as another. Here's master, that has got so much money, and we only get a bit of it at the end of the week for our work:—what heaps he has got to be sure :—what a sight of money I saw on his table last Saturday night when he was going to pay the workmen! I told you then, that I thought he had a deal too much, and that it would be a good thing if we could all have a share of it; and I have been told that there are some people who say they will get this righted, and we shall all share alike.' What do you think of that, George?" “Why, to tell you the truth, Jack, I thought of what you said on Saturday night, and if you please, I'd rather be as I be; because, you see, as to dividing master's property among us, I think we do divide it already. All the money that you saw on master's table was paid away that night among the workmen; and they say that master spends all he has; for you see, besides us labouring men, he has all his own house servants to pay, and then there is the butcher, and the baker, and the grocer, and the wine merchant, and the corn merchant, and the coal merchant, and the coach maker, and the horse dealer, and many other trad

1842.] THERE IS NO ENJOYMENT BUT BY GOD'S GIFT. 99 ing people who live by what they earn; and I reckon that master's money is all spent amongst them, share and share, according to what they can earn; and I have been a thinking, that setting men to work is the best way of dividing a gentleman's money; and besides, I have been thinking that I get for my share already a great deal more than I should if all master's property was divided share and share alike among all the people of the parish; so, if you please, I'll be as I be."


SHORT REFLECTIONS. Toil is always well repaid by the comfort of rest, and the pleasure of having done something.

Those who have nothing to do are strangers to many of the sweetest pleasures of life.

Prosperity and comfort in this world would pall upon the taste, and become almost wearisome, if there were no interruptions : troubles are followed by joys, which without them we could not know.

The more the misery of one hour, the more is the peace of another.

The darkest lot is lit up by many bright rays of comfort: the heaviest hour is to the Christian a forerunner of approaching peace and joy.

As the arm is strengthened by constant exercise, if it be not too much for it to bear, so is spiritual joy increased by triumphing over difficulties and sorrows.

Perhaps there have been as many rich men living in sin and luxury, who have envied the condition of a labouring peasant, as poor men who were envious of the rich.


THERE IS NO ENJOYMENT BUT BY GOD'S GIFT. The creature certainly has not any positive power of pleasing, or making us happy, in itself: for sometimes it gives us pleasure, and sometimes it gives none; it may satisfy once, but the next time it may disappoint; and at the third time it may even be a source of pain. An experienced person will never be sure that such and such

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