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must be slurred over, nothing left to chance. Your whole energy must be thrown into it; your thoughts must be given to it. Never let any work leave your hands till you can in truth say you have done your best, your very best. Thoroughness is a hard virtue, but it pays.
SHORT SENTENCES FOR
1. A FEW books well chosen are of more use than a great library.
II. A careless watch invites a vigilant foe.
III. A wounded reputation is seldom cured.
IV. Anger and haste hinder good counsel.
v. A flatterer is a most dangerous
VI. A contented mind is a continual feast.
VII. A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
VIII. A rolling stone gathers no
IX. A young man idle, an old man needy.
x. A penny saved is twice earned. XI. A guilty conscience needs no
XII. As you salute, you will be saluted.
SCRIPTURE QUESTIONS IN
Give chapter and verse for the following facts.
REBEL son from home had
And roused a loyal nation;
An Eastern King took off his ring,
The Queen refused to save it.
One conquest sought, and proudly thought
No power could displace him; But he was shown, one on the throne
Was able to abase him.
"I'll not obey, I'll have my way,"
Upon a day, in grand array,
One made a proud oration; He was displaced, he was abased A lesson for the nation.
A host of sins from pride begins, And many here have stumbled; So check this crime, while yet there's time,
Or surely you'll be humbled.
OVERCOMING EVIL WITH THE ALMSGIVING COAT.
DWARD, sixth lord Digby, who succeeded to the peerage in 1752, was a
man of active benevolence. At
VERY Christmas and Easter he was little observed by his friends to be girl, who more than usually grave, and often then always to wear an old read her Bible, shabby blue coat. Mr. Fox, gave proof that his uncle, wished much to find she understood out his nephew's motive for apher obligation to obey its pre- pearing at times in this manner, cepts. One day she came to as in general he was a wellher mother, much pleased, to dressed man. On his expressing show her some fruit which had this curiosity, Major Vaughan been given her. The mother and another gentleman undersaid the friend was very kind in took to watch his lordship's having brought her so much. movements. They accordingly "Yes," said the child, "very set out; and observing him go indeed; and she brought me more towards St. George's - fields, than this, but I have given London, they followed him at a some away." The mother in- distance, till they lost sight of quired to whom she had given him near the Marshalsea prison. it, when she answered, "To Wondering what could carry a a girl who pushes me off the person of his lordship's rank path, and makes faces at me." and fortune into such a place, On being asked why she had they inquired of the turnkey if given it to her, she replied, a gentleman (describing Lord Because I thought it would Digby) had not just entered the make her know that I wish prison? "Yes, masters," exto be kind to her, and she will claimed the man with an oath; not, perhaps, be rude and un- "but he is not a man, he is an kind to me again." How ad- angel; for he comes here twice mirably did she thus obey the a year, sometimes oftener, and command to overcome evil sets a number of prisoners free. with good!" And he not only does this, but SERIES.-February, 1873.
VOL. XIII. SECOND
opposite bank, towards Bonn, steep, so that we are obliged to is the conical hill on which is keep well back on the saddles situated the Castle of Godes- to prevent slipping over the berg. The side of the mountain donkeys' heads. The donkeys that we go down is exceedingly prove very sure-footed, and
country round is obtained. It is a fine but breezy day, and the fleeting shadows thrown by the passing clouds lend additional variety to the landscape stretched below us.
We leave Königswinter the same morning by steamer for Coblentz. The first place of interest to be noted is the small island of Nonnenwerth, to which we pass quite close, having a good view of the many-windowed convent, surrounded by trees. This convent and the tower on the hill which overlooks the island on this side of the river, are both celebrated in the old legend of Roland the Brave. The story is that Roland was one of that band of knights which fought so gallantly at the famous battle of Roncesvalles. After performing prodigies of valour, he escapes from his surrounding foes, the only one of the heroes of Char
lemagne who survived that terrible day. After many difficulties and dangers he at length gets back to his native land, only to find that his sorrowing to have been killed, had entered "ladye-love," supposing him but the day before the convent of Nonnenwerth. The faithful knight built the tower on the hill above, and thence watched the island, until one day he through the convent gates. It saw a funeral procession pass loved, and Roland did not long was the funeral of her whom he survive her death.
of the Rhine which is rich in
"A blending of all beauties-streams and dells,
Fruit, foliage, crag-wood, cornfield, mountains, vine,