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teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when tbou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Gen. xvii. 19.- For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord to do justice and judgment.

Prov. xxii, 6. Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Eph. vi. 4. And ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath, hut bring them up in the nurture and admoni. tion of the Lord.

Prov, xxii. 15.-Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

xiii. 24.-He that spareth his rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

--xxix. 15, 17. The rod and reproof give wise dom; but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. Correct thy son and he shall give thee rest, yea he shall give delight upto thy soul..

- xix. 18.-Chasten thy son while there is yet hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. .,

Psal. lxxviii, 5, 17.–For he established a testimony. Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he com

manded our fathers ibat they should make them kuonn to their children; that the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born, who should arise and declare them to their children; that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.

2. Tim. ii. 15. And that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee

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wise upto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus. .. we

i . On these texts of Scripture I make no comment, I would only entreat every Parent who reads them, to consider them with that attention which their importance demands. . Fife, January 1813...

.GEORGE.. We hope our correspondent will excuse our not inserting the whole of the Admonitions, as we have much miscellaneous matter on hand. •



The Cottager's Advice to his Daughter,


ON PRAYER OUR discourse yesterday was very serious, Mary, but I did not finish what I had to say.

What a deplorable condition are those in, who liveall their days as without God; and those who do not pray to bim cannot be said to live with him.

Prayer is an intercourse between our heavenly Father, and our own hearts, and therefore it is impossible to wor.. ship him acceptably but in spirit and in truth. This is so agreeable to the common sense of mankind, that it is. M 2


yery easy to understand why mere words, in which the heart hath no share, is called the sacrifice of fools, who consider not that they do evil... ::: ::: · The laziness which occasionally invades a great part of mankind, may happen sometimes to keep you so long in your bed, as to create hurry and dissipation of thought, by sudden calls to your duty, which may prevent your moining prayers; and you will set about your business without having offered up your devotion to the Al. mighty. When this is the case, as soon as you recollect, repair the fault immediately in the best manner you can. We may pray in thought, nay even in words, without acquainting the world what we are about.

Be there!ore sure of your morning prayer, "and rise early, that you be not interrupted in this duty, Habit will soon render it familiar; and you will receive some part of your reward in the benefits of early tising, which I need not tell you who are accustomed to it. · Make as sure of your evening prayer as of your bodily rest, without which you would die.

T My master once told me, that it is a proverb among the Hollanders, who are a busy nation, that No one ever loses any time by praying, or is the poorer for gir. ing alms.' The first part is very obvious, and the last may be easily reconciled, where prudence is exercised,

Among various excuses for negligenoe, you will hear. some silly mortals plead want of time. This is as false in fact, as it is absurd in opinion ; for, if you should be interrupted in falling on your knees in secret, pray, as I have just mentioned, secretly as you sit, or walk, or stand, or work. But, at all times when you pray, collect your thoughts. This is as essential a duty as it is to pray at all; and, for the same reason, short prayers are


preferable to long ones. It was among the charges our. Saviour brought against the Pharisees, that for a pre tence they made long prayers ; and for our better regu.. lation in this respect, he has left us a pattern for our direction, in that form of prayer which he taught his dis. ciples, which it is now many years since I learned you to repeat, and is commonly called the Lord's Prayer.

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n What lockest thou? speak at the last ! *** GOOD LESSONS FOR THEE, AND THX WIFE?

Then keep them in memury fast, . - To help as a comfort to Life.”

TUSSER. * i . To make Potatoe Breaci. PUT a pound of potatoes in a net, into a small kettle with:

cold water, and (lest the skin break, and let in the water) hang it at a distance (so as not to boil) over the fire till they become soft ; then skin, mash, and rub them so as to be well, mixed with a pound of flour, a very large spoonful of salts. and two large spoonfuls of yeast ; but less of the yeast is bet: ter i Then add a little warm water, and knead it up as other dough; lay it a little while before the fire to ferment or rise, then bake it in a very hot oven. .

. . Economy in Fuel: *Let the coal ashes, which are usually thrown into the dust:

binn, be preserved in a corner of the coal hole, and add to them from your coal heap, an equal part of the small coal or slack, which is too small to be retained in the grate, and pour a small. quantity of water upon the mixture. When you. make up your fire, place a few round coats in front, and throw. some of this mixture behind; it saves the trouble of sifting your ashes, gives a warm and pleasant fire, and a very smalk part only will remain unburnt.. s

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Plan recommended by the Humanr Society for restoring . suspended animation in cases of DROWNING. As soon as the body is taken out of the water, it should be Etripped of any clothes it may have on, and be immediately well dried. It should then be wrapped in dry warm blankets, - or in the spare clothes taken from some of the by-standers,

and be removed as quickly as possible to the nearest house that can be got convenient for the purpose : the fittest will be one that has a tolerably large apartment, in which a fire is ready, or can be made; but, if the weather happen to be warm, and the sun to shine in the room strongly, the body may be laid on some dry clothes, and exposed to the sun's rays, to restore its heat, while the windows should be kept open, · The body may be carried in men's arms, or laid upon a door; or in case the house be at a distance from the place, if a cart can be procured, let the body be placed in it, on one side, upon some straw, with the head and upper parts some what sajsed; and in this position, a brisk motion will do no harm.-Whatever be the made of carrying it, particular care should be taken, that the head he neither suffered to hang backwards, nor to bend down with the chin upon the breast.

When arrived at the house, lay the body on a mattress, or a doubled blanket, spread upon a low table, or upon a door supported by stools; the head and chest being elevated by pillows,

As the air of a room is very soon rendered impure by a nuinber of people breathing in it, for this reason, as well as to avoid the confusion attending a crowd, no more persons should be admitted into the apartment where the body is placed, than are pecessary to assist immediately in the recov. ery: in general, six will be found sufficient for this purpose, and these should be the most active and intelligent of the bystanders. ..s i sodele. "39984

It will be found most convenient to divide the assistants into two sets, one set being employed in restoring the heat of


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