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things. See that you get acquainted with your Maker

“ Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not.” Perhaps you may never be old; but if you should, you will then teap the advantage of an early acquaintance with the things that will interest you for

3, Shun every appearance of evil. If once you give place to a small sin, greater ones will creep in upon you with more ease. Should any of your companions be so profane as to hate you on account of your watchfulness against sin, let them do what they will, they can do you no real haim, if you be followers of that which is good.

4. Never let your tongue go before your thoughts. We frequently speak, and then begin to think whether or not what we have said be proper; this is surely a grievi. ous error; guard against it, my young friends. 11. 5. For every action in which you engage, see that you have not only a teason, but that the reason be sufficient. Shall I be able to give a reason for my so doing, that will satisfy my own conscience, if it should be demanded of me either by God or man? 5:6. Meditate frequently upon your approaching dissol. ution ; you will reap many advantages thereby :-particularly it will be a mean of dissipating the sinful allurements of time.


The Cottager's Advice to his Daughter,


Family Afflictions... Contented state of Mary's Father... Motives

of comfort. You see, my dear Mary, how much I interest myself in your happiness. Thou art a child of Providence ; trust to it, using the means that Providence hath pointed out. But, above all things, let me caution thee never to expect durable happiness from any thing this world can: give.

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For my own part, I married the woman I loved beyond. all others in the world. For a while, nothing seemed wanting to complete my happiness; and when you, my child, came into the world, ny fancy represented to me. that you would prove so good, I should have no reason to envy the greatest of mankind. Your mother became unhealthy : I sympathised in her pains and sorrows; and all the beautiful structure of my happiness was thrown down and blown away, like the dust of which I am made. Soon after her death I lost my two little boys, your brothers. In my fancy they still hang round my neck, and their charming images live in my heart, : Then fell my good old master. His last kind words still sound in my ears: It is true he made provision for me į: but I loved and honoured him so much, that I suffered more anguish at his death, than joy in his liberality. Indeed his kindness but added to my grief. These sorrows (and some or other such all must expect) threw a cloud over my brightest days. . Such, however, has been the goodness of God, through Jesus Christ, that, by enabling me to become in all things resigned to his will, (who never afflicts his creatures but for their puri.

fication), I have by degrees, attained such a peaceful i serenity of mind, such a freedom from undue anxiety, as the world and its pursuits can never give.

When I was in service I often saw interest, fancy, opinion, and, above all, custom, govern so much, and reason so, little, that I hardly believed some people were rational crea. 3

tures. But let nothing dismay thee, my dear Mary; for although folly will never be put out of countenance whilst there are so many unwise people in the world, yet wisdom will always be justified of her true children. What is right and fit, for us, in our several stations in this world, con. sidered as beings on our passage to eternity, will still be right and fit ; and the good will find such countenance in the world as is sufficient for their purpose.

Thou, Mary, must take thy lot in the world. Gladly 'would I. retain thee, as my partner in these my toils and comforts, and lead thee through the dangerous paths of life, had it not pleased Heaven to present so excellent a lady to thee for a mistress. I hope she will be a guide, a teacher, and.a friend, Alas! my dear Mary, there are not many such, nor many sei vants who know when they are well, or consider that state of servitude wherein their inerals and piety are mest attended to, as the best place, they can be in. Whichever way I turg my thoughts, I discover danger, Think of the instruction thou hast received, and I trust thou wilt be safe. Use the means which God hath given thee, do thy duty, and he will be thy friend and thy defender..

To be continued


Excellent Substitute for Table Beer: A shall beer is apt to become sour in warm weather, a

pleasant beer may be made, by adding to a bottle of porter, ten quarts of water, and a pound of brown sugar or molasses. After they have been well mixed, pour the liquor to bottles, and place them, loosely corked, in a cool cellar.


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In two or three days it will be fit for use. A spoonful ot ginger, added to the mixture, renders it more lively and agreeable to the taste.

To remove the taste of Turnips from Milk or Butter. The taste of the turnip is easily taken off milk and butter, by dissolving a little nitre in spring water, which beirg kept in a bottle, and a small tea-cup full put into eight gallons of milk, when warm from the cow, entirely removes any taste or flavour of the turnip.

Chinese method of mending China. Take a piece of flint-glass, beat it to a fine powder, and grind it well with the white of an egg, and it joins china without rivetting, so that no art can break it in the same place. You are to observe that the composition is to be ground extremely fine on a painter's stone.


Plan recommended by the Humane Society for restoring suspended

animation in cases of Drowning ......continued from p. 142. EITHER from the distension which the arteries of the lungs

have suffered, or from the sudden change from great coldness to considerable warmth, it now and then happens, that the patient is attacked, soon after recovery, with inflammation of some of the parts within the chest. This occurrence is pointed out by pain in the breast or side, increased on inspiration, and accompanied with frequent, and full or hard pulse, and some times with cough. Here the taking away some blood from the arm, or the application of cupping-glasses, leaches, or a blister, over the seat of the pain will be very proper ; but the necessity for these measures, as well as the time for putting them in practice, should be left to the judgment and discretion of a medical person.-Dull pain in the head, lasting sometimes for two or three days, is by no means an unfrequent complaint in those who are recovered from this and from the other states of suspended animation, and here also a moderate bleeding from the neck, either with the lancet or with cuppingglasses, may prove serviceable.

The only circumstance which precludes the possibility of recovery, is such a degree of injury being done to the brain, heart, or lungs, as renders them incapable of having their proper functions again renewed. The importance of this conclusion cannot be too strongly enforced, and the most lively hope is entertained, that in thus endeavouring to impress it on the public, it may animate the humane and benevolent to use every exertion, and not to cease from employing the several means recommended, until many hours have elapsed ; nor ever abandon a case, without a trial, unless indubitable marks of complete and permanent death evidently appear. In fact, under almost any circumstances, a recovery should be attempted; for let us ever hold in view the possibility, that the person“ is not dead, but sleepeth ;" and remember, that even an unsuccessful trial will afford us the heartfelt satisfaction of knowing that we have done our duty.

From considering that a drowning person is surrounded by water instead of air, and that in this situation he makes strong and repeated efforts to breathe, we should expect that the water would enter and completely fill the lungs. This opinion, indeer, was once very general, and it still continues to prevail among the common people. Experience, however, has shewn, that unless the body lies so long in the water, as to have its living principle entirely destroyed, the quantity of fluid present in the lungs is inconsiderable. In the efforts made by a drowning person, to draw in air, the water rushes into the mouth and throat, and is applied to these inuscles, which immediately contract in such a manner as to shut up the passage into the kungs. This contracted state continues as long as the muscles retain the principle of life, upon which the power of muscwar


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