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house, the other was raised to her mouth, ing, before they could break their fasts. and she was biting her nails like a maniac. Some time in the night he came to himself; One of the children, poor little innocent he rose half up-all was dark and still then creature, cried, Mamma, has not father conscience, with her whip of scorpions, brought the bread he promised, we've had found him. none to-day. Her whole frame shook, her I have often heard drunkards say they bosom heaved, she looked wildly at her like to get drunk, and do not dislike to be children, then again on her husband, then drunk; but the horror of getting sober lifted her eyes up towards heaven, O! could again, is past describing. If there be a I paint her agonized features; the mingled hell on earth, 'tis felt by a man when he is aflection, sorrow, and despair exceeds im. returning from the wild tumultuous state of magination. Her sighs quickened into intoxication to reason and consciousness ; sobs, and then, after a few moments' still- when he has nobody to speak with ; nor ness, she uttered a melancholy stifled shriek, strong drink, to drive him back into the and thus threw the load off her heart, which regions of unreal existence. So it seemed must otherwise have made her a corpse or with this poor wretch.
In the greatest an idiot. Who does not execrate the agitation he exclaimed, “Where am I? in wretch who can cause misery like this ? A hell, or in life?" The cricket chirpt on the flood of tears came to her relief, I have seen hearth, “Ay, that's an earthly sound.” As it somewhere said
he moved to break his solitude by awaking The tearless grief that cannot speak,
hls wife, the rustling of the straw.bed Whispers unto the heart, and bids it break.
brought to his recollection, how he had She sat herself down on a few bricks that sold the feather-bed his mother gave him on were piled up for a seat; chair, table, or his wedding-day; the tick which she spun, stool, she had not.
while she watched his cradle. He felt a tear The children seemed to take little notice start in his eye, for a thousand associations of what was passing ; but a little girl about were connected with this thought, and he eight years of age, after giving her share of involuntarily sent his hand in search of the potatoes to the lesser children, walked sheet to wipe his face: but, alas ! no sheet ; softly to her mother, and kneeled beside his wife's mistress gave her two pair when her, putting her little hands on her lap, she she was married, as a reward for her good said, “ Mother, don't cry. I will go in the conduct, and long service; but all these he morning to sell some matches to Mr. Bel- had sold. He felt a chill of horror, and a ton's; he gave me a quarter dollar last time trembling seized him, lie strove to find his I went for two bunches, and bid me call wife's cloak, that latterly had served to keep again; saying, that he would rather give the them warm in the night, and in the day industrious double for their work, than give had served to cover her rags when she went any thing to idle beggars.
abroad; but he found it not. A beam of hope darted into her mind; a Conscience gave him another unmerciful mother's kindness, and a wife's affections, lash, and she repeated her strokes with such rallied round her heart. She smiled upon force, and in such rapid succession, that he her child, and kissed her. Just at this could bear it no longer, but called upon her moment, the drunkard rolled over on the whom he had abused and ruined to get a floor, and began to make an unusual noise ; light, “ Mary, Mary, Oh! do get a light.' she went to him, and found him black in She in her soul yet loved him, said nothing, the face, and almost strangled by his hand. but obeyed. How the conscience-stricken kerchief. She loosed it, then lifted him sinner dreads darkness and solitude! and upon the straw bed that lay in a corner of how gladly would he flee from himself if the room.
She gazed eagerly on him for a he could.' She soon procured a light, and few moments, and muttered in broken sen. found him holding his head with both tences, “ My husband—the father of my hands, as if to prevent it from splitting children-bad company-far from home open. She bound her only remaining and friends-was a good husband once- handkerchief round his temples, and then loved his children-his mother-pious be opened his eyes ; but he found that the woman-may yet reform.” As she said objects that surrounded him contributed this, she bent down to pull over him the nothing to his comfort. The dirty bare ragged remnants of blankets, and let a tear walls of his room, a few bricks and a large fall on his cheek, which she kissed off. stone the only seats ; then ten thousand tenAfter having done all she could for him, der recollections rushed upon his mind at she joined her children on the hearth, and once; although he had never been rich or began to assist the little girl to make the affluent, he had always lived in a gentlematches which she was to sell in the morn- man's house, and enjoyed domestic comfort.
GLEANINGS. Experiments on Feeding Animals.-The experiments suggested to the council of the Zoological Society, and noticed in our Number for May, p. 248 ; have been carried into effect, and the following are some of the results. Two leopards were weighed, the weight of one was 91 pounds, and the other 100 and a half pounds : the first was fed in the usual manner, with 4 pounds of beef daily, given in one meal in the evening; and the other with 2 pounds of beef in the morning at 8 o'clock, and the same quantity at 8 o'clock in the evening. After an interval of five weeks they were again weighed, when the weight of the first was 92 pounds, and of the other 100 pounds. The latter animal became more ferocious than he had previously been, and was particularly violent, Two hyænas were weighed, 86 pounds was the weight of the first, and 93 pounds of the other : the food of the first was 3 pounds of beef given in the usual manDer;, and of the other, the same quantity of meat divided into two equal portions, one of which was given in the morning, and the other in the evening. These animals were again weighed after an interral of eight weeks, when the first was found to have increased in weight 1 pound, and the other to have diminished by the same quantity. The latter animal was observed to take less exercise than usual,; and to sleep more ; but his temper was not affected. Simi. lar results were obtained from the same experiments on ocelots.
Trifles constitute Perfection.--A friend called on Michael Angelo, who was finishing a statue; some time afterwards he called again ; the sculptor was still at his work. His friend looking at the figure, exclaimed, You have been idle since I saw you last! By no means replied the sculptor, I have retouched this part, and polished that; I have softened this feature, and brought out this muscle ; I have given more expression to this lip, and more energy to this limb. Well, well, said his friend, but all these are trifles. . It may be so, replied Angelo, but recollect that trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.- Penny Magazine,
Curious Mode of Punishing a Murderer.-Sir George Staunton visited a man in India, who had committed a murder; and in order pot only to save his life, but, what was of much more consequence, his caste, he submitted to the penalty imposed; which was, that he should sleep seven years on a bedstead without a matress, the whole surface of which was studded with points of iron, resembling nails, but not so sharp as to penetrate the flesh. Sir George saw him in the fifth year of his probation, and his skin was then like the hide of the rhinocéros, but more cal. lous ; at that time, however, he could sleep comfortably on his bed of thorns," and remarked, that at the exp?ration of the term, he should most probably continue that system from choice, which he had been obliged to adopt from necessity.- Penny Magazine.
Political Aphorism by Heinse. --All constitutions are bad, if the government is not in the hands of the wisest. All the difference between a democracy and a monarchy is this ;-that in the former 500,000 and some odd fools may decide against 400,000 sensible people, and, in the latter, one fool may ruin 999,999 philosophers-if they will let him !
Blessings of Slavery.- If any husband or father among our readers should imagine that the condition of a slave is not so wretched as has been represented, we submit to his consideration a few particulars of a slave's situation under these relations. A slave cannot marry without his master's consent; he cannot prevent the sale of his wife at the owner's pleasure; he cannot prevent the sale of his own child; he cannot with impunity refuse to flog his own wife, with her person all exposed, at his master's order; he cannot obtain redrese, if deprived of his goods by his master; he cannot attend either private or public worship, without risk of punishment, if forbidden by his master. For any Englishman foolishly to pretend, that under such circumstances the slaves are well' treated and happy, is an insult to a common understanding and an outrage upon British feeling:Reading Mercury.
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Economiy-"A slight knowledge of human nature will show, says Mr. Coluohoun, “ that when a man gets on a little in the world, he is desirous of getting on a little further." Such is the growth of provident habits, that it has been said, if a journey. man lays by the first five shillings his fortune is made Mr. William Hall, who has bestowed great attention on the state of the labouring poor, declares he never knew an instance of one who had saved money coming to the parish. And he adds, moreover, those individuals who saved money ore
His frantic eyes met those of his wife, as he rolled them about in search of something on which he dare rest them; here he fixed them for some moments-he strove ineffectually to tear them away. She, poor creature, all unconscious of what was passing in his agonized soul, expected oaths and curses as formerly, and feared to break the horrid silence; at length he sighed out “Mary! you are not like the same woman you were when I married you, then
you had rosy cheeks and a cheer. ful countenance, but now you are pale and thin.”
“ Yes, William, but—" Stop! stop! Mary, that's enough!”
After a long pause, and with strong emotion, she resumed.
" I was going to say, William, that if you would leave off your bad company, and give up drinking, we might yet a deep sob choaked her utterance for some moments—" we might yet earn our living here; but if you go on much longer, you will kill yourself, and break my heart; and then the children He then started as if he was shot. don't say another word !" Seeing he was not the fiend-like wretch he had for some months been, she felt a hope, almost a
confidence, that he would be a changed man; she saw by his writhing, his perspiration, his sighing, and his clenched teeth, what he felt. He even let the word mercy escape his lips. She tried to soothe him; she threw her arms around his neck, and said, “ William, I yet love you.” “What ! love me, when I hate myself !” The children, who were at the other end of the straw bed, being awakened by the conver. sation, and seeing a light, lifted up their little innocent heads, and seeing their father was not surious, but in distress, and their mother also, they came to inquire what was the matter. This was the climax of his misery. The ragged bed-clothes exhibited a memorial that he could not look upona piece of his wife's wedding gown.
His naked children, his emaciated wife, the remembrance of former days, the prospect of ruin, and
-I must beg of you, Sir, to infer the rest.
I must, however, tell you, that he joined the Temperance Society, gradually recovered his health, became a loving father, an affectionate husband, an industrious and religious
I will send you, in a short time, other specimens of the evils of intemperance; and have no doubt that you will, ere long, become an active member of the Temperance Society. Yours, sincerely,
better workmen : if they do not work better, they Election according te the Holy Scriptures, in re. behave better, and are more respectable ; and I ference to the Eternal Destinies of the Human Race. would sooner have in my trade a hundred men who By Alexander Denovan. save money, than two hundred who would spend Counteraction viewed as a means of Cure, with Reevery shilling they got. In proportion as individuals marks on the Uses of the Issue. By John Epps, M.D. save a little money, their morals are better; they hus The noble office of the Sunday School Teacher. band that little, and there is a superior tone given to By the Rev. G. W. Doape, A.M. their morals, and they behave better for knowing The Church its own Reformer. By John Sandford, they have a little stake in society.". It is scarcely Oxon. necessary to remark, that habits of thoughtfulness Open Air Service. By the Rev. Ed. Irving, A.M. and frugality are at all times of immense importance. The Literary Eclectic, No. I. - Wilderspin's Early Discipline.
Family Classical Library, No. 33: Sophocles. Consolation.- Whether the sum of human happiness
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Anti-Slavery Reporter, Nos. 99 and 100. thirty-one years and six months.
British and Foreign Temperance Herald, No. 9.
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