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kept at that time I find his name constantly occurring, my diary, “I fear that I have taken my last leave in with some short remark, but little is given in detail. this world of my interesting charge T. R. He turned Fo instance,~"I prayed with T. R.; he is in a very to me, and said, “Father, if we do not ineet again in Ineek and lowly spirit.'-"I went to see T. R. he is this world I think that we shall meet in heaven. He very ill, but in a promising state of mind.”-“T.R.--a was, as I always found him, in the same earnest humdeeply interesting interview with him.”—“ I went in ble state of mind. The tears gathered into his eyes as the evening to my poor little friend T. R. who has now he begged his mother to leave him alone with me. taken to his bed. I had a most affecting interview with She will have no one to care for her when I am gone,' him. He spoke to me about his mother, and with a he said, “be a friend to her for my sake. Every broken and contrite heart about himself.”—“ This word he thus uttered was spoken with difficulty, and evening spent some time with T. R. I was much with a pause between." The day (unlike that on pleased with him. While with him I wrote, chiefly by which I paid my first visit to him) was bright with the his dictation, to — , whu has been so dangerous a warm, beautiful sunshine of spring. The trees were companion to him.” “I passed some time with T. R. bursting into leaf; and in the fresh grass of the green who is, I hope, better prepared for his removal from fields opposite the cottage the cowslip had begun to this present world. The poor boy is much endeared lift up its gay and scented flowers. The sweet singing to me. I must endeavour, at some future time, to write of the birds in the hedge-rows of the lane beneath the down a narrative of my conversations with him.” open casement came with the pleasant air into the 66 T. R. is worse. He has been very ill all day, and chamber of death. I remembered the melancholy words was very low this evening; but appeared happier after of a dying person, whom I attended in the spring of the we had prayed together.”—“T. R. very humble and foregoing year. He was sitting at an open window, and happier. He gets weaker and weaker, but not in faith." as he looked out upon the beautiful garden before “I prayed with poor T. R. He is apparently going him, and saw the trees and the flowers in the first glory very fast: but he is, I believe, in a blessed state of of their new life, he said, “Tis sad to leave all this at mind. He said to me, in answer to a question which such a season, and to go down to the dark grave." I I put to him, with a voice faint from his extreme observed a shade of sadness on the countenance of weakness, “ I am all hope!” and as I left him, he added, T. R. and I spoke to him of the paradise of the child“ I will keep on asking for mercy; I think he will hear ren of God, reminding him that we are taught to exme !” Much as he had disliked my presence at first, I pect that a far more glorious beauty will be spread was now struck by his affection for me.
over every thing there. “There will be brighter skies,” I had often observed his eyes fixed on my hand as it I said, “and fairer scenes; and the angels of God, and lay upon the open Bible, and I had as often withdrawn
the spirits of saints already departed, to bear you comit; for it seemed to me that he was comparing its
pany.” I paused for a moment; and with an effort healthy appearance with his own, now so wasted and so (for every word was an effort to him) he continued the pallid; and that when he inarked the contrast, he was
sentence " AND Christ !” They were the last grieved about it; I said to him one day, “ Why do you
words he ever spoke to me. look so earnestly upon my hand ?” “ Because I do so
Ata very early hour the next morning a message caine love it!” was his instant reply; and before I was aware
from him that he was dying, and wished to see me; but of his intention he bent down his head suddenly and
when I reached the cottage, I found only the pale, pressed his lips to it.
lifeless body, lying motionless as a statue of ivory, the Not long before his death, being one day too unwell
face calm and beautiful with peace, and his mother
weeping over it. to see him, I sent to enquire after him. They brought me word that they feared he would die that night. |
I firmly believe that his sins were all blotted out
by the blood of Jesus Christ; that his spirit was The next day, however, on going to his mother's cot
converted and sanctified by the quickening power tage I found him a little revived. As I was taking
of God the Holy Ghost ; and that he was forgiven leave of him he looked at me very anxiously, and said, “There is still one thing that grieves me."
and accepted by the Father of Mercies as a living and I began
inseparable inember of that mystical body, of which to fear that some blessed truth was not clearly appre
His own Son is the everliving and glorified head. hended, some precious promise not heartily received, and I asked him, almost in as anxiouz a spirit, what it I have added to this account a narrative, already pubwas that troubled him. “I find,” he answered with a
lished, of a young man whose happiness was undertrembling voice, “ that I cannot love Jesus my Saviour
mined by the specious infidelity of the Owenite princias I ought to love hinn; I cannot, do not love Him!"
ples. Henry H- died broken-hearted in London, “ But you wish to love Him,” I said, “ you wish to love
and a few months afterwards my poor young parishHim with your whole heart.” Instantly the tears rush
ioner died at Hodnet. ed into his eyes, and his whole face became crimson.
"In the autumn of 1831, Henry H-- arrived in 6. Oh! indeed, indeed, I do,” he replied, and then after
London from Maidstone. His education had been a pause he added, “but I will go on praying, and He
liberal; bis disposition was kind; his manners pleasing can but cast me off at last." "He will not do so, you
and gentlemanly ; his person handsome. Like other know He will not,” I said. “No: He will not! He
young men, however, he had greedily perused those will not !” and as he spoke a bright smile spread over
publications so widely circulated at the present day, his whole face.
the leading principles of which are deism, or atheism. The next time that I visited him I find it written in 1 In addition to thie ha hecama a constant attendant at the places where the same principles were publicly that he should deliver them himself, he replied, “Do maintained. The result was, that he became an un me this favour, it is not likely that I shall ever see him; believer. The Bible, and every thing derived from it, at any rate, I have no wish to do so. Even if I were able, were now objects of aversion to him. Those parts of I should certainly never visit those haunts of infidelity it which were above his comprehension, he condemned again. What do my visits to them avail me now ? noas irrational: its plain and practical precepts he turned thing, worse than nothing! What consolation have I into ridicule.
now from what I have of late been taught to believe?" It was in vain that he enjoyed the benefit of the ad Upon its being hinted to him that in case of revice and example of the relation under whose roof he covery, he would again be an attendant on Mr. Owen's was. The pride of reasoning, and perhaps a little lectures, “ Never," he exclaimed, 6 never, his very affectation of singularity, rendered him callous to all name his horrible to me.” arguments, but such as were drawn from the school to Two days before his death, and when he was him. which he had devoted himself. In a word, having as self fully sensible that all hope of his recovery was at siduously attended every lecture upon his favourite sube an end, he was heard from the adjoining room crying ject, no matter where, or by whoin delivered, poor out, “O my Lord and my God, do thou forgive me.” Henry had been taught to believe that the Bible pro And ejaculations of this kind were continued by hiin duced taxation and suffering, discontent and disunion; for hours together. To a person who now attended and that the only sure way to get rid at once of all hin, he often repeated, “How can I bear this heavy the evils incident to the human race, was to have no re visitation? O God! have mercy upon me, O God! do ligion at all.
thou assist me.” From all places where he might have been made 1 On another occasion he asked, “What noise is sensible of the folly of these doctrines, he studiously that ?” Mrs. S- told him it was only niice. absented himself. All forms of worship were alike ab. “Mice, mice,” he said : “ would that I were as injured by him.
nocent as they! Oh, Mrs. $- , how have I been deThe new system of morality, which, according to his luded ! O Jesus, (lifting up his hands,) into what errors views, was soon to renovate the world, and to make it
have I fallen! have mercy upon me!” an earthly paradise, was to be produced solely by the The day before he died, he addressed Mrs. Sexertion of the native energies of the mind of man! thus : " I shall very soon be numbered with the dead.
In the belief or disbelief of a hereafter, he was not I have one request to make, will you promise to fulfil quite fixed. As to this great point, he was in a state it? Tell Mr. Owen, that I listened to him with attenof wavering and uncertainty. In short, he had not yet tion, and that, as a young man, I was pleased with his established himself in his new principles, before he was philosophy ; but tell him at the same time, that I called upon to put them to the test.
would now give worlds that I had never heard it: it On the 27th of November, this young gentleman was was vanity on my part, and on his, foolishness. Tell in the enjoyment of excellent health, and full of the him also not to lead other young men astray as he did life and gaiety of youth. On that day, while walking me: I was wrapped up in him; and was deluded, with the writer in Henrietta-street, Brunswick-square, fatally deluded. Beseech him, in the name of God, to he was strenuously maintaining the position that death search the Scriptures with a desire to understand them, was only a change from one form of matter to another; and not for the purpose of vain cavilling, and unprofitand was advocating, generally, with a confidence that able dispute. A few days ago I was in health like savoured little of sober and serious reflection, the prin.
him ; see me now: tell him, from a dying young man, ciples of Paine, Carlile, and Owen. Before three | not to trust in his philosophy; it will not console him weeks more had passed over his head, he was a corpse ; when he is as I am. and within a few yards from the spot where he had Exhausted with speaking, le disengaged his hands, been conversing, was consigned to the grave!
which had been clasped in those of his friend; and On the 29th, he complained of head-ache, and was after dozing a short time, resumed : “One more reconfined to his room. His disease soon became quest, Mrs. S— , for my sake, I hope you will not manifest : it was the small-pox. About the sixth or forget it. I was often accompanied to those lectures seventh day of his illness, he became restless and un by Miss C. W.: tell her affectionately from me, if she easy ; and from certain expressions which fell from values her peace here, and her happiness hereafter, to him, it appeared that something lay heavy upon his avoid those assemblies, where everything serious is mind.
scoffed at. I shall never see her again; but, oh! tell I was then in the next room to him. Calling me her from me, that except she repent, she cannot see from it, he said, “I wish you would not leave me, but | God; that what I haye often listened to in her comwould sit down here; I am not happy. Look at me, I pany, is now a source of bitterness and remorse to me: (holding up both his hands,) see what a figure I am, but that the goodness of the Almighty gives me here become! and all within these few days. When we on my death-bed peace and hope, and that I die in were walking together last week, who would have charity with all mankind.” thought of this?” He then put some papers into | At one o'clock in the morning on the 15th, he had iny hands, requesting that I would deliver them to a only strength enough feebly to exclaim, “My God, person who had often accompanied him to the meetings my God, I am an orphan child, have mercy on me; of unbelievers. When I intimated to him that he o Jesus, I come;" and a little after two, poor Henry might get better, and that it would be more proper | expired.”
Extracts from the Journal of a District Visitor. Sir," and raging in a most terrible manner. I begged of his
sister (who stood there, not seeming at all surprised at Number I.
this sudden change) to solve the mystery. She said, “He
fears that if Mr. - was to come he would be obliged to THE LAST DAYS OF A DRUNKARD.
confess his sins, and” she added, with a significant I was sent for to visit a sick man. My visit proved a
shake of the head, “ he has led a very wicked life."' She Fery distressing one, I found a poor wretched creature
then related to me some of his numerous sins, too evidently on the brink of the grave. I had no sooner
terrible to repeat here, and tracing them back to their begun to speak to him of his immortal soul and eternity,
source---she shewed how drunkenness was the beginthan he expressed the greatest horror, and in a state of
ning and cause of his distress. I then endeavoured to point gasping agony, begged of me not to speak to him about
out to him the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of such things. I offered to kneel down and pray with
the world, reminding him of the All-seeing God who him, but at once he forbad me. At this moment his
knoweth all secret things, and bidding him make his consister, an aged woman, the only individual residing with
fession to Him, but all was in vain. It was evident to him, came in. On seeing me, she attempted to hide
me then that he thought more of his body than of his something under her apron; but the unfortunate man
soul, for as long as I spoke to him soothingly, he would no sooner perceived his sister entering the room, than
listen attentively, but no sooner did I mention death and he held out both his hands with great eagerness, im eternity than he became violent. I asked him again patiently urging her to give him what afterwards proved
before I left him if he wished to see the Rev. Mr. to be a bottle of ardent spirits. The miserable woman
at which he looked wild at me, striving in his passion had been fetching it for him. No remonstrance on my to say something; but he could not utter a word, and he part could persuade him not to take the poison, (for
seemed as if he would choke every minute. To my sorrow poison it must have been to him in the state he then was). I found that he would not come to Christ; Satan apHis whole mind seemed to be wrapped up in this one peared to have the mastery over him, and there was not single desire, and being put in possession of the bottle
one gleam of hope n the darkness of his wretched mind. with its contents, he appeared for the moment to desire
Having made several hopeless visits to him during this nothing else. But as soon as he had emptied it, he day, I called again in the evening, when his state was relapsed into a state of misery and despair, giving vent almost the same as in the morning, only that now he to the most horrible imprecations, addressing himself to would not suffer me to pray with him, saying that I the evil spirits which he declared he saw around threaten
might come to-morrow. ing to seize upon him. He was a fearful obiect !
Third Day. I endeavoured to lead him to the Cross of Christ,
My first visit in the district this morning, was again to I reminded him that Jesus died for sinners, but this
Mr. W. He was sitting in a chair near the fire, apirritated him the more, and turning his ghastly countenance to me, he said, “ Pray, Sir, let me alone, don't
parently lost in thought ; he made an effort to jump up
when he saw me, but his strength failed him, and he fell torment me;" and then speaking to his sister, he said,
back in his seat, “You see,” he said in great agitation, “ Can't you suffer me to be left alone? why did you send for him ?” and then, making an attempt to start
“I am very weak,” and pointing to a watch which hung from his bed, evidently to get away from me, his strength
over the mantel piece, he continued in broken accents,
~ it will soon be twelve o'clock." His sister then told failed bim, and he sunk exhausted on his pillow, gasping
me, that, before I came, he said that he thought he should for breath, and presenting an awful spectacle such as
die at twelve. I never saw before.
I embraced this opportunity of speaking I persevered, however, and spoke to
to him of the necessity of his losing no time, entreating him again of the atonement made by Jesus; he appeared
him to throw himself at the foot of the Cross of our to soften down and become more calm, and I took ad
gracious Saviour, and to have faith in God's promises ; vantage of this by expressing a wish to pray with him, to
but I observed that every word I spoke, though it came which he attended. Whilst I prayed, he said several times
as a sword to his soul and wounded him, had not the "Amen;" he appeared more reconciled before I left
desired effect. Alas, the wounded conscience seemed bim, though when I asked him about his hope he said,
excited to greater enmity against God and his Anointed, "There is no heaven for me," and I had reason to fear
and wrung the following expressions from his polluted that if I had prolonged my stay, he would have relapsed into his former condition.
lips, “Have done, for the love of God; don't speak to me
about prayers, or any such things; why don't you let - Second Day.
me rest,” &c. Such was his state during the whole of At an early bour the next day I called on Mr. W. that day-his last day upon earth. I found him sitting up in bed. As soon as he saw me he Late in the evening I again visited Mr. W. when he said, “Good morning, Sir, the Lord has heard your was worse both in mind and body. I never saw such prayers, I feel easier in my mind.” I was greatly sur a picture of despair as he then presented! When I prised at his altered demeanor, and I said, “Well let besought him to look to Jesus, who alone could save us thank the Lord who has condescended to answer him from the gulph of despair, he said he should be our prayer,"' to which he answered, “If you please."' | | glad if I would say no more to him then, but he would Afterwards his sister said to him “Well, will you have the | be ready to listen to me in the morning. I then found Rev. Mr. — to come and administer the sacrament to it my duty to tell him that I did not think he would you?" At which to my utter astonishment he fell into the live to see another day, at which he again became very same violent agonies in which I saw him the day before, cry- violent, attempting to fly he knew not whither-his ing in broken accents, “Don't torment me, let me alone, strength however forsook him, and he motioned to me
with his hands to go, attempting to utter something which he was unable to do, and gasping for breath he dropt his head on his chest. I soon after left him, commending him to a merciful God, who is able to save to the uttermost.
The following morning I went to visit Mr. W. but I found the window blind down, and was told by a neighbour, who stood near, that he was gone." He died three hours after I had left him the evening before. He did not change in sentiments, but grew worse and worse. Unwilling to leave this world, and full of horror about the world to come! I was also given to understand, by a pious woman who was present when he died, and had it corroborated to me afterwards by his sister, that soon after I was gone that evening he persisted in having some more spirits, which were sent for to D. Street, some distance from his house ; but the messenger not coming back in tiine for him, he insisted upon having some from a neighbouring public house, as he could not wait any longer, His unhappy sister did not dare, she said, to disobey him; his hellish desire was complied with—and thus he died.
A CHRISTMAS MEDITATION. The Birth of Christ announced to the Shepherds. “ AND the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for, bebold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David à Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Luke ii. 10–12. The day when the world was to be regenerated, and as it were created a second time, had then at length arrived. An angel is sent to reveal the wonders of this day to the earth. How much is contained in the few words which he pronounced. He made known who He is that has just been granted to men—the Christ, the Messiah who had been promised from the beginning of ages. Why He is given to them !-as a Saviour to bear the burden of all their iniquities, if they will receive Him in faith; to deliver them from the dreadful condemnation under which they were lying, and open for them the way to heaven. Where He is born in the city of David, as it bad been foretold by the prophets. What is His supreme majesty, even in the midst of His temporary abasement! He is the Lord ! before whom every knee must one day bow: and ought indeed to have filled those with joy, those to whom the messenger spoke. This Lord, this Saviour, this Christ, was born unto them.
He who could speak of such a wonderful event as the incarnation of the eternal Son of God as the angel did, without preparation, without comment, or without the ornament of human eloquence, must have been well accustomed to the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; and he must also have fully known the majesty of Him, who in becoming a little child, chose to be born in a stable, to join these two opposite extremes, without caring to attempt to reconcile them; and to distinguish Him who is eminently Lord of all, as one wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger, . In this manger was contained the germ, as it were, of the whole Gospel dispensation. Man was diseased with the love of the riches, or the pomps, or the pleasures of the world; and this deadly attachment was bringing him to the very gates of death. Jesus Christ came to beal him by shewing him the vanity and nothingness of all those idols upon which bis heart was fixed, and by leading him to set his affections on the only real and lasting good. In doing
this, He began by depriving Himself of all those things He wished to teach us to despise. He could not lead us to happiness but through this strait gate and this narrow way; and He himself went before us, as our Example and our Guide. It was at the moment of His entering the world, that He gave us that lesson which was most of all necessary to us.
This high and holy lesson which was so far beyond the reach of the human mind, has thus been brought down to suit the comprehension of the most simple; and those admirable maxims set up by the gospel-such as, that humility is to be preferred to honor, self-denial to riches, temperance to self-indulgence - these maxims, which our fallen nature, however needful they may be to its moral reformation, rejects with all its might, have been, thanks to the manger of our Saviour, brought down to the comprehension of every intelligent creature without exception. To understand them no arguments are neces. sary; the manger of our blessed Lord becomes an oracle, from which there can be no appeal; for let it not be said that since God has humbled himself to a stable, any of his weak and wretched creatures should dare to nourish high pretensions, or seek after the debasing pleasures of sense. This is not all. In coming into the world, Christ came to pay the enormous debt of our transgressions. Pride is at the root of most of these our transgressious, it is the disposition of mind which separates us most effectually from God, and is the greatest barrier to our reconciliation with Him; there is no other sin more offensive in His sight, or more injurious to ourselves. And therefore, from this first entrance into the world, Jesus began to make satisfaction for it, nor did He cease to do so during the whole of His sojourn upon earth, from the stable were He was born, to the cross on which He expired.
It was to the lowly shepherds that Jesus ordained that His coming should be first made known. The most dis. tinguished in Israel either by authority, or wisdom, or greatness, were left in ignorance of what was revealed to these humble shepherds. God's dealings with men have ever continued to be of the same character. He has hid from the wise and prudent of this world- those who were puffed up with their own vain pretensions--the things which He is ever ready to reveal "unto babes." How indeed would the rulers of the Jewish Nation, blinded as they were by their pride and worldliness, have received the announcement of the wonderful event which had just taken place? What would they have answered to the angel, had he said to them, “By this ye shall know the Lord; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger ?" They were impatiently looking for a Messiah who would gratify all their worldly and carnal passions. He who came down to earth to oppose and overcome all such passions, would not therefore suit them.
Jesas appeared upon earth that he might be born in our hearts. And this is effected by His implanting there the graces of humility, simplicity, self-denial, in a word all those graces which shone forth in a more peculiar manner in Him, and were the accompaniments of His own temporal birth, and which must distinguish in some degree those into whose hearts He has entered. He who has them not, but is governed by an opposite principle does not belong to Jesus Christ, however he may affect to adorn himself with the name of his disciple; he cannot say that “a Saviour has been born unto him."
“God hath set the sea its bounds,” said Luther, “He suffers the same to beat and rage with its waves, as if they would overwhelm every thing; yet they must not pass the shore-although God keeps the waters within their bounds, not with iron, but with weak walls of sand."
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the many, many fine, ingenuous, manly youths who leave the house of their childhood full of noble and
honest simplicity, confiding in themselves and others, I am about to return to the well-spring of my young with real enthusiasm for truth and honour: but who soon and warm affections. Alas, the stream has long ceased learn the cold calculatipg lessons of worldly, carnal, nay to freshen its deep and fretted channel. I must stand infernal selfishness, and with ruined health and aching by and tremble, (for I am not what I was), while hearts and enfeebled intellects become at last unfit for memory unseals the poisoned spring. Tremble, do I anything that is good or great. And this is still going on; say ? surely the full gush of those young and gladsome it was but yesterday that a frank, simple-minded lad left feelings will make me lose awhile the consciousness of this village, as I did many years ago, to become a clerk what I am, will bathe my spirit in delights which but in London. very lately seemed lost for ever.
My Father was an Officer in the Navy, and having Forty years ago I can remember a morning that I been severely wounded under the famous Lord Rodney, passed in this chamber, this very chamber where I am he retired on a pension broken down in constitunow sitting; I was then about ten years of age and at tion to the little Town of Petersfield, in Hampshire. home for the holydays. Let me look around me? Yes, He was an honest and kind-hearted man, but I was all about this room looked then as it now does. The only five years old when he died, and can remember but weather was, as it now is, very cheerless. The rain beat little about him. He was rather severe at times, and I against the window panes in large drops, and then always feared him, till the day before he died, when I streamed down the glass; there was the same little pool was taken at his desire to his bedside. He spoke very of water oozing over the sill of discoloured oak. The kindly then, and smiled upon me and stroked down my foliage of the vine then grew, as it does at present, partly | curling hair with his thin hand. When my Mother was over the window; and in the upper corner there seems to called out of the room my Father begged her to place be the same martin's nest, with the dark shining head of me upon the bed near him, and I sat there very quietly, the little bird peeping partly forth. There hangs the and half afraid, for many minutes. I did not like to look well known picture of my Great Uncle, painted in | at him, so I bent down and played with the little tufts of crayons, by Cotes, when he was at Westminster School. cotton upon the counterpane. I remember that I pulled out They used to reckon me like him. I had when a boy one or two of those little tufts which stuck up above the the same mild ingenuous countenance, the same clear others, and when I had done so, I looked round slily and healthy skin, the same untroubled brow, and thick brown fearfully to see whether my Father had observed me, and hair.
half expected a scolding. He was looking full at me, I am sitting at the same old table, covered with but had not a thought to notice the counterpane. Large faded green cloth, which I loved to spread over with my tears were streaming over his pale thin face, yet he smiled books and drawing materials, when a boy ; I remember very tenderly again, and I felt that all at once I loved that I found it among some rejected lumber in one of him without any fear. I crept up close to him and the garrets, and I brought it down to my own favourite kissed him gently, and then drew his arm close round my room, and with it the two worm-eaten, high-backed chairs neck, with my head leaning on his arm. The Holy which have remained here ever since. Oh, merciful Bible was lying on the bed, and he said to me with a God, what am I ? that Thou hast been so gracious to very faint voice, “ Willy, I have little to leave you, but if me? that I should be thus snatched as a brand from the | I had heaps of golden money, I could not leave you any burning? What a world of wretchedness have I known thing of such real value as this one book. I pray that during the last forty years. It will be, I fear, but a God may give you grace to know its value. I fell asleep, loathsome task for me to write down the feelings of my and when I awoke I found myself in my own little vain and sinful heart, the events of my past life. I would bed. It was then morning, and I was an orphan. I not do it, I would content myself with mourning over the remember another circumstance at that time, within two past in secret, with repentance and anguish of spirit be days after my Father's death; I was very disobedient to fore my God, did I not hope that from my story others my poor Mother, and after trying for some time might receive a timely warning. I feel that I may to make me mind her, she took me by the hand unveil the naked deformity of vice, but I must be faithful. Í and led me upstairs. She unlocked the door of a will make no needless display of what my soul now sickens chamber, and we entered. She gently lifted up a sheet at, and if I must describe iniquity, I will disgust my reader which covered something that stood in a corner of the with the view, making its form more hideous. Useless in room; but ere she could speak, she burst into tears and deed are those warnings where the senses are provoked into sat down, covering her face with both her hands. I sin while a pretence is kept up that the cold tame judg knew not why, but my passion had now passed away, I ment is asked to disprove it. I wish to exhibit the pro stood beside my Mother without moving or speaking. cess by which the young and inexperienced may gradually Slowly she recovered her composure, and then, taking and almost insensibly be initiated into the common every me in her arms, she again approached my Father's day guiltiness of the busy world! How virtuous and coffin. “Listen to me," she said, with a very low, but genuine feelings may be changed into worthless habits ! firm voice, “ You must learn to conquer your own And how a man may still display those qualities which passions, you have no earthly Father now, your dear are current among the loose moralities of the unprincipled Father has left this world. This is all we can see of world, and become more maudlinized, (I can't find a him. He has prayed for you, and I hope that you and better word) more pitiful, more wretchedly lost to his I may be with him again when our bodies are as cold God and to himself. I could weep when I think of and as changed as this. You will, I hope, grow up to