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THE NEW DRINKING- which Sir Martin Bowes, ono FOUNTAIN, SMITHFIELD, may well suppose, would have LONDON.
heartily approved had he been now alive, or could have foreseen how the city would come,
hundreds of years after his death, HE origin to be better supplied with water of this than it could be by laying down fountain, open troughs or wooden pipes to
which is convey it. The consent of the in course of proper authorities having been erection, and obtained, it has been resolved which is repre-- to place the work in the centre
sented in our of a circular space connected Frontispiece, is interesting. It with the roadway down to the appears that Sir Martin Bowes, Great Western Railway depót, a goldsmith and citizen of in front of St. Bartholomew's London, who was Lord Mayor Hospital. in the year 1546, left a sum of The principal figure of those money for “the repair of con- which will adorn the fountain duits." But these conduits in will represent Peace, crowned process of time gradually fell with a wheaten garland, and into disuse, water being brought bearing in the left hand a branch into the city by other channels. of olive, while the right is raised The sum left by the worthy as if bestowing the blessings of citizen was suffered to increase, peace. Around the statue will by the successive additions of be grouped four polished granite yearly interest, untilitamounted fountain-basins, and below these to more than one thousand two will be four drinking-bowls of hundred pounds sterling. This white marble. At the corners amount it was lately proposed will be sculptured the arms of to expend in the erection of a Sir Martin Bowes and those of the drinking-fountain; a use of it City of London. Four statues,
VOL. XIII. SECOND SERIES.—January, 1873.
representing Temperance, Faith, would have saved him from all Hope, and Charity, will be this. How foolish he was not placed under as many handsome to have taken it! But what canopies. The whole structure, shall be said of those who refuse which is to be of Portland stone, the only Lamp which can guide is estimated to cost upwards of their feet safely through the fifteen hundred pounds. Many, paths of life to their home in we trust, of those who in future heaven? Are they not still times will quench their thirst more foolish? Will they not here, will remember with grati- suffer still more than this boy tude the citizen to whose bene- did ? volence the fountain owes its existence, and will, if they have it in their power, copy his good
LOOK OUT FOR THE
OU never need fear, little THE BIBLE A LAMP.
children, to meet ARRY was sent on
A wolf in the garden, the errand one evening in
wood, or the street; winter-time. After giving
Red-Ridinghood's story is only a
fable; him his message, his mother
I'll give you its moral as well as said, “Be sure you take the
I'm able : lantern with you, Harry.” Bad Temper's a wolf which we meet " What do I want with a
everywhere. lantern ?” answered the boy, Beware of that wolf, little children, “I know the way fast enough.'
beware! Very soon in crossing the road he stumbled into a hole, and I know of a boy, neither gentle nor knocked the flesh from his shin
wise, bone, and covered his clothing
If you tell him a fault, he gives with mud. On his way back
When he has not his way, in a fury he forgot the fence was broken
he flies. near the edge of a ravine, and Ah, Passion's the wolf with the as he groped his way along he
very large eyes, fell over the bank to the bottom. So ready to snap, to trample, and He succeeded in getting out, tear. but returned home covered with Beware of this wolf, little children, mud and bruises. The lantern
I know of a girl always trying to “WE NEVER PRAY, learn
MOTHER." About things with which she should
“ And a little child shall lead them" have no concern; Such mean Curiosity really appears NE of the town missionTo me like the wolf with very large
aries, who spend most of cars,
their time in going from All prick'd up to listen, each secret house to house to try to do the
to share : Beware of this wolf, little children, people good, called some months beware.
ago at a cottage which looked
very untidy and dirty. A woman And Greediness, that's like the wolf
was baking bread, and a little in the wood
boy was seated by the fire. With the very large mouth, ever
“Will you accept a tract?" prowling for food,
the visitor asked. That eats so much more than for “No,” was the reply ; “wo health can be good :
want no tracts here." That would clear a whole pastry- “Do you go to any place of
cook's shop if it could; worship?" That never a dainty to others would
“It is twenty years since I spare :
was in a church or chapel.” Beware of this wolf, little children,
May I pray with you ? ” was beware!
asked in a kind tone.
"No, I would rather not." Passion, Prying, and Greediness,
A few words of counsel and each thus appears As a wolf, with fierce eyes, a large
warning were spoken, and the
good man left the house. mouth, or big ears ;
When the door closed behind They bring to our nurseries fighting and fears;
him, the child said, “O, Mother! They
bitter quarrelling, why did you not take the tract trouble, and tears,
- he looked such a kind man ? 0, chase them and cudgel them I wish he had prayed, for we back to their lair !
never pray, Mother." Beware of the wolves, little children, The woman felt that she had beware!
done wrong, but did not like to Child's Paper.
A few weeks only had passed, when the little boy was seized with a severe illness, and
in two days he died. When the among his money by mistake missionary called again, he saw for a shilling. Now the boy a change in the appearance of had a battle about that money. the house, for it now looked quite “The sovereign must go back to clean and tidy. The woman, your master,” says conscience; on seeing who the stranger “it is not yours.” “Your master was, said, “Come in, come in ; gave it you," says temptation ; I want to see you.” He sat · keep it, Willie, perhaps it was down, and she told him with not a mistake, and if it was, it many tears how her boy had will
be found out." wished her “ to treat the good “ Don't listen to temptation, man kindly if he ever Willie," says conscience; "you again." She added, "ever since know it was a mistake, and that he died, I have felt unhappy you have no right to the about my sins. I have been a sovereign.”
" You are very great sinner, do
poor,” says temptation; “look They knelt down, and the at your clothes, Willie, how old woman cried to God to have they are, and this will buy new mercy upon her. The mission
“ You are wrong, Willie, ary went often to see her, and to to listen to what temptation is instruct her in Divine truth, of saying ; listen to what the Bible which she was very ignorant. says, 'Resist the devil, and he She began at once to attend a will flee from you,' says place of worship, and was not conscience. Willie, you will long in obtaining the pardon of bea blockhead," saystemptation, her sins. She now often speaks “if you don't keep the soveof her dear little boy who first reign.” " It will be a curse to led her to think about the sal- you as long as you live,” says vation of her soul.
conscience, “if you do; and then there is another world, Willie;
take it back at once." “Nay, A TALK BETWEEN WILLIE wait till to-morrow,” says tempAND HIS CONSCIENCE. tation, “it will be time enough."
"• Whatsoever thy hand findeth SCHOOL-BOY, who had to do, do it with thy might,' gone out to a situation, says conscience; “ do it at once,
one Saturday received and you will have a quiet from his master a sovereign Sunday.”