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or four swarms usually issue from the same hive, the symbol is borrowed: “Neither do men light each headed by its queen. The first is conducted a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a canby the old reigning queen, who has previously laid dlestick ; and it giveth light to all that are in the female eggs in the royal cells. The first hatched house” (Matt. v. 15). Weare told, by the chroniof these becomes the queen, and in her tum leads cles of the day, that from the fourth to the eighth off another swarm. But, as the young brood are century strange preachers travelled about, whom continually hatching, in the course of a few days the prelates of the church of Rome were called upon another swarm is prepared to depart. The inter- to watch and provide against, because they were val between the first and second swarms is from a attached to no known church and acknowledged week to nine days; the third flies sooner; and the no supreme head; on which account they were last sooner still ; so that the four are gone within often denominated “ Acephales." There is much about fifteen or eighteen days.

reason to believe that they were missionaries, sent When the males have fulfilled the purpose of out by the Vaudese church, who had outlived the their existence, they are doomed to death. They great apostacy of Rome-spiritual guides, emare produced in April or May; and in July or ployed to re-animate the wavering faith of scattered August the workers commence a general massacre flocks, and win additional souls to Christ. Such of them.

were the messengers of the glad tidings,' against Bees have many enemies. Hornets and wasps whom denunciations were levelled by pope Celesinvade the hive; also certain species of moths, tine. At a later day, namely, in the twelfth century, which, in spite of the careful guard kept at the en- Bernard of Foncald, a Romanist writer, when trance, get in and deposit their eggs in the combs. speaking of the members of the Vaudese sect, who The larvæ produced from the eggs form passages had spread themselves through France, says: through the combs, and spin silken tubes too They all preach here and there, without regard to strong for the bees to destroy, which are therefore age or sex, and maintain that, to whomsoever the obliged to desert their hive.

word of God is known, it is his duty to diffuse it In nothing perhaps more than in the habits of among the people, and to preach it.' A writer of bees is the divine wisdom of the Creator visible. the following century, giving a history of the The structure of the comb, the rearing of the poor of Lyons,' thus expresses himself: They brood, the devotion to the queen, the 'mode of (the Vaudese) apply their utmost zeal to seduce swarming, the order of duties and labour-all offer numbers into error. They train very young girls an ample field of interesting inquiry, and may to the knowledge of the gospel and the epistles, prompt the aspiration of the humble soul: “ó for the purpose of habituating them to the ways Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom of error from their very childhood; and, as soon hast thou made them all ” (Ps. civ. 24).

as these girls have learnt a little of these books, they use every exertion to indoctrinate others in their errors, in whatsoever quarter they may

chance to be, if they find a favourable ear.' It is MISSIONARY RECORDS.

an indisputable fact that the ancient Vaudese No. XXXVIIL

church despatched missionaries in considerable

numbers and into all quarters; for it formed part · My brethren, persevere in this work; nay, more, in- of the fundamental rules of that church to engage crease ;' let it be a growing work, more powerfully felt in in this work. Gilles, the historian, records that, the deep springs of Christian obligation, and more gloriously manifested in the rich streams of Christian liberality.

* in the synods, the priests (burbes), examine and We are not ashamed to beg in this cause: it is the admit into the sacred ministry such students as cause for which 'Christ died? And, as we must work by appear duly qualified, and appoint those who are means, and means must inevitably involve expenditure, we to go on missions to distant churches.' And a ask again for more funds; that when Christian fathers, portion of the monies collected by the Vaudese to this work, have supplied us with more men, we may be elders was placed in the hands of their

ecclesiastiable to send them forth to preach in the dark places of the cal superiors, who divided it among those who earth. ... Jesus Christ, and him crucified."—H. McNeile, were destined to go on missions. The same writer Sermon for the Church Missionary Society.

mentions, as being among the distant churches,'

Calabria, Apulia, Sicily, and other parts of Italy, Ancient MissionS OF THE VAUDES E.-" There as well as other countries : this mission was usually is no feature more prominent in the religious for two years, and lasted until the missionaries character of these early Christians, than the were replaced by other pastors, sent out by a submissionary zeal which animated them. In this sequent synod of the valleys. He adds: “Those respect there was a close analogy between pastors who are qualified for the missions cheerthem and the primitive believers. The greater fully undertake them, though danger attends the the lapsing of neighbouring countries into the greater part of them, inasmuch as they undertake errors and superstitions of Rome, the more them for the glory of God and the salvation of they appear to have valued the grace of man' ” (Monastier's Hist. of the Vaudese). knowing and serving God, as revealed in the pure THE MISSIONARY FIELD.-It has been calgospel of Jesus Christ.

The Vaudese church did culated that there are at this time 1,500 Euroindeed feel the duty which she owed to her posi- pean missionaries employed in making known the tion, and entertained a living sense of her obliga- gospel to the infidels and heathen scattered over tions to her great Head. Her device is a torch, burn- the globe, and that it is preached to regular coning and shining in the midst of darkness, and her gregations amounting to one million of souls, a motto, ‘Lux lucet in tenebris'—the light shineth large proportion of whom have been baptized. in darkness. Nor did she forget to give practical This enumeration includes the operations of the effect to that command of her Saviour from which various societies in Europe and the United States.

The number of native teachers, who are helpers in were grievous not to help and encourage them, this good work, is estimated at five thousand, of when they suffer so bitterly for coming within the whom twelve hundred are in the service of the sound of the 'glad tidings,' and cleaving to the Church Missionary Society in London.

faith once delivered to the saints. The urgent IRELAND.Ớ“Some twelve months ago I ad- wants of my suffering neighbours keep me and dressed a request to the Prayer-book and Homily many others in helpless poverty; and, now that Society for books for the poor converts in my the potatoes are again growing short, we have no neighbourhood; and I have to beg their accepto comfort left us, but what flows from the “living ance of my very warmest thanks for the very water" (From an incumbent in the south of Ireliberal grant then made to me. God is, I trust, land). The society, in consequence of the exabout to pour forth the light of his gospel in this hausted state of its funds, has not been enabled to most benighted country, and especially here, meet this urgent call to the extent of their earnest where his word has so often been burnt; and even desire. It is but one out of many which the comto be known to keep a bible, or to read it, or to mittee can only answer by reduced grants. May hear it read, is almost sure to be followed by the the Lord put it into the hearts of their brothers most malignant persecution, by such close and and sisters of our apostolical church to pour out of every-moment annoyance, that nothing but the their abundance into his eni ptied treasury! grace of God could be sufficient to enable poor THE LIMERICK PROTESTANT ORPHAN Inhuman nature to endure it. Yet, all praise to the STITUTION.--This society receives at once every Redeemer ! his power is every day making freer eligible orphan, in compliance with the divine course, and that in places where hitherto no sign will, and in dependence upon the divine blessing ; of spiritual life has been seen. In the cnion of no arrears, therefore, of cases for admission ever

we have between 500 and 600 children, and occur. No child is suffered to perish, or to conin the adjoining union of some 150; nearly tract vicious habits and ineurable infirmity, by 700 in all, learning the church catechism, many delay. .... All are regarded as alike members of of tbem coming to church, and those for whom I the same household of faith, and are treated with can procure prayer-books so reading and repeat- equal sympathy; and the managers of this charity ing the responses, as would put to shame many remember that they are responsible for every soul a congregation that has for centuries enjoyed the placed within the circle of their operations by an parture of the bread of life. But it is quite need all-wise and good Providence, who never withful as a means, in order to make all these children, holds adequate aid from them who sincerely and and our 300 to 400 converts read for themselves, in faith do their duty. .. .. At the monthly meetworship with the understanding and the spirit, ing, on the 11th July, two boys were granted, as and attach them to onr holy liturgy, to supply apprentices, to protestant tradesmen, very strongly each of them with a prayer-book, at least when recommended. Letters were read from the superin church. To attain this object, I bave made a intendent of the model farm, giving a gratifying collection among my friends and neighbours in account of that hopeful experiment for practically

- of prayer-books; and these, together with improving the abilities, habits, and condition of your grant, bave done much; but still a vast num- the agricultural population--the main strength of bez are without them, and their attention wanders. every country, especially of one like poor Ireland, Almost the whole of these poor people are now all almost destitute of manufactures. There are now bet paupers, and know not how they shall pass eight boys learning agriculture in the garden of the next six weeks. Many, alas ! will never live the clergy man under whose care they are, and through them: every resource is consumed in pre- experimentally instructed in husbandry on the serving life : few rectors but are suffering sad pri- model farm, considerately let to the same minister vations, from the poor-rates eating up almost the by viscount Guillemore, a most generous and conwhole of their benefices, and scarcely a curate who stant friend of the society, and one of its viceis more than half paid. All this calls upon me presidents. The visitors of the ladies' committee to appear again as a suppliant for another grant made a very pleasing report of the establishment of prayer- books, for the use of this awaking’ for training female orphans for servants, which is district. The chancellor of - has just been here, a branch of this society. and inspected most of our schools and unfinished NEW ZEALAND (From a letter of the rev. buildings. Alas! our national, but papist in- R. Burrows to the secretary of the Church MisTatitude, seems to have dammed up the tide of sionary Society, dated “Waimiti, December, English sympathy, even for the advancement of 1847). "Two of our Christian natives have died, God's glory and the winning of souls to Christ. both of whom, we have reason to hope, are now And I do admit our national unthankfulness, our in glory. One of them, whose Christian name turbulent and rebellious spirit as a people; but is was Ruth, evidenced a faith so simple, and yet so not this an incitement to seek the enlarging and stedfast, that, in all our visits to the sick and strengthering of the borders of his church? I dying, we never remember a case so interesting. implore your committee, then, to listen to this re- She knew little more of the doctrines of the gosnewed petition for a supply of prayer- books; and pel save that she was a sinner, and that Christ I feel convinced that, if any of its members should was her Saviour ; but she had that knowledge pay a visit to this unhappy country, and per- which shall destroy the wisdom of the wise, and sonally examine our seriptural and church schools, will bring to nothing the understanding of the they would acknowledge that their generous prudent. She had been an invalid for some time, grants have been well bestowed. I should not, but always made an effort to be present when the vader other circumstances, be so importunate a Lord's supper was administered. At our last she beggar; but money to pay for however little, was led up by her friends, and became so weak thiese famishing people have not to give. O, it while in the settlement that she was not able to

return to her home. We therefore provided a Have these individuals no souls to be saved or place for her, where she continued to her death. lost? I maintain that, as Christians, we are On our first interview with her after the above- bound to submit to any amount of personal inconmentioned period, she expressed her wish to de- venience, rather than endanger the souls of our part, and be with Christ.' Anxious to know fellow-creatures. I cannot sit down without that her hopes of heaven were built upon a solid breathing an earnest prayer that the blessing of foundation, among other remarks of a similar God may continue to rest on the labours of this kind, she was told that she was a sinner, both by society” (speech of J. Labouchere, esq., at the nature and by practice: to this she replied, tears annual meeting of the Lord's-day Society). starting into her eyes at the same time, ‘True, I AGITATION IN THE MINDS OF THE JEWS, am the chief; but the blood of Jesus Christ clean- &c.—The rev. F. C. Ewald, in his report from seth from all sin.' Every succeeding visit seemed Jerusalem, in April last, says: “The great comto strengthen the assurance that she was a sinner motions in Europe, the cry, ' Down with the saved by grace. Many very interesting conversa- kings and governments,' and the persecutions of tions took place during the three weeks that inter- the Jews in some parts of France and Germany, vened. Two days before her departure, being in have roused the Jewish population in the holy great agony, she said, "When will the messenger city, almost to a man, to inquire and consider to of my Saviour come? I see him in the distance; what these great troubles will lead. Many of but I want him to take me now.' Being reminded them asked me with great anxiety about the state that his time was the best, Yes,' she replied, 'I of Europe, and their brethren there. They have know it is ; and I wish to abide his time, but the offered up prayers in behalf of the Jews in Europe; pain of the body makes the spirit long to depart.' and all believe the time is fast approaching when Her husband, who was with her in her last Messiah's kingdom will be established over the moments, says, that, when she was no longer able whole earth, pointing to the prophecy of Daniel: to speak, she pointed upwards, signifying that the And in the days of these kings shall the God of messenger was approaching to convey her to heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be glory. Her end may be said to have been more destroyed. And the kingdom shall not be left to than a peaceful one: it was a manifest triumph other people; but it shall break in pieces, and over sin, Satan, and the world.”

overcome all those kingdoms; and it shall 'stand THE CHRISTIAN SABBATH.-" It is impossible for ever. In this state, their minds are now preto estimate the benefits which this day has afforded pared to listen to the glorious truth of the second to sinful creatures. If we only looked at the coming of Christ in great glory. I often showed benefit which it conferred upon the children of the them what we believe in this respect, according to poor, we must feel that the advantage was no the scriptures; but, at the same time, I preach to slight one. It was proved that hundreds and them • Christ crucified,' as our sole hope in life thousands of such children would never receive and death. I exhort them first to be reconciled any religious instruction at all, were it not for the to God by Christ Jesus, then they may confidently institution of the sabbath, and for the Sunday- expect his second coming in great glory.schools opened on that day. Now, if the sabbath “On Good Friday," writes the rev. J. Nicolayis of divine appointment, and if it'is a blessing to son, “the bishop baptized at the morning service the whole human race, it does appear to me that a the rabbi from Salonica-now named James society, which endeavours to draw the attention of Elijah. .... We have a good hope, not only of the people of this great country to the obligation the sincerity of his profession and the purity of his of consecrating the day to God's service, has a motives, but also of the actual experience of the life strong claim to the support of Christians. Never of faith, and the power of grace divine.” From had it so strong a claim as at the present time. Amsterdam the rev. C. Pauli reports: “ Last We live in eventful times. And who would pre- Sunday, after the second lesson in the morning tend to deny that, when we bebold kingdoms de service, Mr. and Mrs. de Vries received the rite stroyed, nations convulsed, and society shaken to of holy baptism. They then handed to me, its very foundations, and when we ourselves have through their god fathers and godmothers, partly only lately escaped from a storm which had believing Jews and partly Christians belonging to threatened to produce fatal effects, if this country our church, their three lovely children, who, one had been visited for its sabbath desecration, as it after the other, received holy baptism in the cause deserved to be, God would have dealt with her of the triune Jehovah. There was hardly an eye very differently to what he had done. It has that remained dry in a large congregation.” been ascertained by a gentleman, who had been Mr. P-- makes a most cheering report of the employed by the parochial authorities of the large number of Jews who attend his public metropolis, to collect evidence for the house of ministrations : “Palm Sunday came; and the commons, that no less than 50,000 persons were chapel was very full in the morning and evening, employed every Sunday in buying and selling. both of Christians and Jews: there could not You all know, too, how awful is the violation have been less than between two and three of that day on the railroads. You all know how hundred Jews.” A still larger number attended great is the desecration in the post-office, where the regular Jewish lecture on the Wednesday thousands of persons are employed, and, I must evening following; þut on Good Friday and add, as a commercial man, unnecessarily em- Easter Sunday the chapel was quite full with ployed. I firmly believe, that, if post-office them. “The great mass of Jews,” he adds, labour were entirely to cease, it would lead to no “who were listening to our services and sermons, practical inconvenience. But, even if it should with marked attention, is very encouraging.be so, are we to submit to no sacrifice for the sake Amsterdam, May 5." of the many labourers in that establishment?

H. S.

THE OLD MAN'S CHILD.

the blast of disappointed hopes, or the warm heart

bleeds at the wounds inflicted on its most cheNo. IV.

rished affections) whispers, Poor Kitty, she bad yet much to learn! How could she tell what would contribute to her hap

“Bethink thou what thou art, and wherepiness ? how could she expect that change of

A sinner, in a life of care;" occupation or of place would secure content to hearts unsanctified, or give back strength to limbs how different would be our conduct! how humon which God had set the seal of corruption? | ble, instead of proud and stiff-necked, would be The farmer received one more note: it brought our bearing under the chastening rod! how, intidings of the dangerous illness of his little grandson stead of the downcast eye of sullenness, or the

-the unknown but well-beloved. Mrs. McHale’s expression of unholy desperation, which but too words were few, her expressions wild and inco- often marks the mourner among us, how would herent: the letter bore neither address nor date, and our eyes be raised towards the “hills from whence that was the last she ever wrote, or the last, at least, cometh our help,” and to the far sky beyond; that ever reached Elm End farm! Kyle mourned where, midst the blackest clouds, faith never fails over the sickness of his Kitty's child, as did David to discern the rainbow which tells that God is when the hand of the Lord was laid in wrath ruler of the storm—the rainbow which gives conupon his son: he mourned in very bitterness fidence to the bumble, in the assurance it conof heart; and when, day after day, he looked veys that their Father is Lord also of the elemorning and evening for comfort, or at least for ments, and that, though his floods be mighty, yet fresh accounts of the little one's state, and none he will never allow them to break the heart which came, he was almost beside himself with impa- trusts in him, nor overwhelm the hope which is tience and grief. Not an afternoon passed with founded on his word. But, alas ! the father of out his riding into the town to see if the second her, whose story I have undertaken to narrate, post (there being but one delivery at Elford) had was not a true child of God; therefore affliction not brought him the letter for which he pined. came, not as from a parent, but a hard and cruel But it was all in vain: no letter came; and the tyrant; and the proud spirit chafed, and neither farm was neglected, and the grey hairs on the old would nor could, in meekness and resignation, man's brow became white, and his spirit waxed "follow the footsteps of the crucified.” faint within him; for he languished under the “I will go and find my child,”. Kyle exsickness which cometh of hope deferred in the claimed, as I ceased reading'; "she shall return heart where God is not all in all. I was, mean- to me; and, if I walk the length of Ireland, I'll while, consulted by Mrs. Kyle, as to the best find her, and bring her home.” means to be taken for putting an end to the sus- "I pray God, in his good time, to restore to you pense which was naturally, so hard to bear; and your child," I replied, gently; and, without apthe advice I gave was to write to the clergyman of pearing to notice the impatient gesture with which the parish in which McHale lived, or had lived, at he strove to interrupt me, I added, “But let me

, and of him to make inquiries respecting intreat of you, Kyle, not to throw away the opporthe object of her solicitude. Indeed, I offered tunity offered by your present troubles for becommyself to do so ; and my offer was accepted with ing more what you ought to be, by being stiffthanks. Accordingly, the letter, from which so necked and rebellious. Think who it is that much was hoped and expected, was written and ordereth all things both in heaven and in earth, and despatched ; and in due course of time an answer then say whether it be possible he should order was returned ; and God saw fit that it should not any thing amiss ? When we are afflicted,' says be an answer of peace. Blessed be his holy a good man',” I continued, “'we should remember name ! that (his very nature being love), whatever always the love which is smiting us ; nor should be his decrees, we may rest assured that the events we dare to look at our griefs but in the light of under their control are being ordered for our good; God's presence, lest, looking at them alone, we be if not for present consolation, at least for eternal soured by their sharpness, or become fretful, or benefit. Such a feeling as this assurance generates dull, or even desperate, and so reprobate. We gave steadiness to my voice, and calmness to the should cast ourselves upon the assurances of his mother's heart, while I read to her the intelligence love, even though it bear the semblance of the which brought saddening disappointment instead Aame-breath of the furnace; and walk humbly with of the hope, of which the expectation had hitherto him, lest we mar or hinder the blessed purpose of been the ground of her rejoicing,” and the only his mercy toward us”.” thing which had kept her husband from despair. “Mercy !" the farmer exclaimed, as I concluded Kyle heard me say that the vicar of St. —could the quotation ; “ mercy do you call it, to separate give no clue to the present residence of the a father from his child?” McHales, further than that they had some time “Hush, David; hush !” his poor wife cried, previously quitted L-, he believed for a distant while the tears rolled down her cheeks ;” O do not part of the country, with lips compressed, and speak so, David! It is speaking against God: clenched hands; his eyes riveted on the letter you must not ; indeed you must not.” from which I was reading, and his whole counte- “Mrs. Kyle is right,” I said mildly, yet firmly; nance wearing an expression of uncontrolled dis- “your words, it is my duty to tell you, are blascontent and rebellion against the dealings of God phemous. They will be recorded in God's book towards him. O, could we, when trouble presses against you.'' heavily upon us, listen to the still small voice My words were perhaps too harsh, too unwithin, which (when the cold heart freezes under compromising ; so, at least, Kyle thought them ;

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for he cast on me a glance which I shall not but, contrariwise, blessing; and as a Chriseasily forget : it spoke defiance and resentful in- tian she could look back upon the time, not dignation ; and, with closed teeth, he mattered with satisfaction certainly, for the memory of something, of which the words “ cant” and “hy- it was painful (like that, alas! of most of pocrite” were all that caught my ear. Then the the latter part of her wedded life), but without unhappy man arose from his seat, brushed roughly any mixture of self-condemnation, or the uneasy by me, and placed himself exactly in front of his tremblings to which that ever gives rise. Reader, wife. An oath, a fearful oath (and this proves the have you never felt that you would give hours of danger, as well as the sinfulness of giving way to happiness, your most cherished hopes, ay, and passion, for Kyle was no swearer by habit), fell worlds, were they yours to give, to recall words of from his lips, as he vowed to leave his home, and bitterness, or looks that“ pierced the soul,” of those to seek his child, wherever she might be, till he dear to you, but offending, perhaps erring, who are found her. “And I will find her,” were the last now beyond the reach of your apologies, or who words he uttered, as, slamming the door, he has- cannot listen to your regrets? Vain regrets they tily left the room. And that vow Kyle would are, worse than vain, for they are torturing; and probably have kept : he would have left home few there are, I fear, among us, who have passed duties, and a wife, whose loving heart the sepa- life's meridian without experiencing them in one ration would have broken ; but God yet viewed form or another. From the past, then, let us the wanderer in mercy, and, by fresh trials, he take warning: for the future may we beware! Let saved him from new sins. Heated and excited by each word we utter be the word of a Christian; or the conversation we had held together, his brow rather, let each thought we entertain be that of a fevered, and his pulses throbbing, the farmer wan- true disciple of the meek and lowly Jesus; and dered into his fields: there, having followed me then there will be no fear of our offending with chanically the meandering course of the streamlet our tongue, and having to bear the painful conse(beside which his Kitty had been wont to play) to quences often arising from having done so; for a considerable distance, hardly conscious of the out of the abundance of the heart the mouth subjects of his own thoughts, or aware of what he speaketb.” It must have been a truly chastened was doing, he at length, in weariness of both mind heart, the outpourings of which would have been and body, threw himself upon its banks. There he gentleness and love, when the body was writhing lay for hours : the rain descended upon him, but under the pains and aches experienced by Kyle on he heeded it not: again the big drops ceased to fall; the evening of which I have been speaking. His and the broken clouds allowed the sun to shine upon heart, alas! was far from being chastened-far his aching head; but he did not mark the change. from being purged from its old infirmities and At length the evening damps arose heavily from the corruptions; and the language which he used, it water : they shot like liquid poison through the was most painful to bis wife to hear ; but she poor man's frame: he felt a numbness seize every bore all he said with meekness; and, while her limb; and, when he attempted to rise, he found hands were ministering to his comfort, and her that it required a painful effort to enable him to lips spoke words of tenderness, her heart was do so. With tottering steps the old man sought communing with God; and her spirit, at the foun. his home: the painful sensations which he expe- tain of all mercy, was refreshed, and strengthened rienced only added to the irritability of his temper; to perform its labour of love. and it was in no kind or gentle tone that he bade

At length the long, long evening drew to a his wife prepare his supper, and give him something close: Kyle consented to go to bed ; but, warm to drink. Her heart sick with painful fore- wben he attempted to rise from his chair, boding, and her eyes red with weeping, the poor his limbs sank under him, a death-like numbe woman set about performing the task which so un- ness had spread over his whole frame, and graciously devolved upon her. No word of complaint he was forced to receive vigorous support in did she allow to escape her lips : by no looks did ascending the stair-case. Supposing, however, she evince impatience, or even sadness (for that, she that this, and all other symptoms of illness, were felt, her husband might construe into reproof; and only the effects of a cold taken by being out in he was in no mood, she saw, for receiving reproof the evening damps, and that they would speedily with benefitto himself); but her manner was gentle be removed by warmth being applied both interas ever, and her attention to all his wants and wishes nally and externally, Mr. Kyle did not send for a was unremitting. How thankful in after years doctor; but, having administered as many of the was the poor woman for the control which, by simple remedies for such cases, of which she was God's help, she was that evening of bitter mor- mistress, as her husband could be persuaded to tification enabled to exercise over herself! And take, she went to bed, hoping in the norning to who can wonder at the feeling ? for that was the find him, as she afterwards said, “quite come last evening ever spent by Kyle in the little par round.” 'Long before morning dawned, however, lour, where, in happier days, he and his Martha she was aroused from her slumbers by low moanhad spent their leisure time so pleasantly; and, ings at ber side : at first she fancied that her bushad its hours been embittered by reciprocal taunts band was dreaming unbappily ; and the impulse of and reproaches, how torturing would have been the moment was to wake him at once, thus to the recollections it would have left! But Mrs. save bim from further discomfort; but a moment Kyle, I have before said, was a Christian ; sorrow of afterwards loud cries, and words of senseless vioheart had brought her to the “ Friend that stick- lence, told the poor woman that her husband was eth closer than a brother”: as a Christian she com- raving in the delirium of fever. Medical aid was ported herself, not rendering railing for railing, instantly sought, and obtained as quickly as the unkindness for unkinddess, neglect for neglect, distance between Elm End farm and the town of

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