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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.



I. 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 con

tinual 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.

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An Eastern King took off his ring,
And to a proud one gave it;
But through his wife he lost his

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,"
Said one, in spite of warning;
So in the sea, o'erwhelm'd was he,
Before the light of morning.

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.



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 shabby blue coat. Mr. Fox, his uncle, wished much to find out his nephew's motive for appearing at times in this manner, as in general he was a welldressed man. On his expressing this curiosity, Major Vaughan and another gentleman undertook to watch his lordship's movements. They accordingly set out; and observing him go towards St. George's - fields, London, they followed him at a distance, till they lost sight of him near the Marshalsea prison. Wondering what could carry a person of his lordship's rank and fortune into such a place, they inquired of the turnkey if a gentleman (describing Lord Digby) had not just entered the prison? Yes, masters," exclaimed the man with an oath; "but he is not a man, he is an angel; for he comes here twice a year, sometimes oftener, and sets a number of prisoners free. And he not only does this, but


read her Bible, gave proof that she understood her obligation to obey its precepts. One day she came to her mother, much pleased, to show her some fruit which had been given her. The mother said the friend was very kind in having brought her so much. "Yes," said the child, "very indeed; and she brought me more than this, but I have given some away." The mother inquired to whom she had given it, when she answered, "To a girl who pushes me off the path, and makes faces at me." On being asked why she had given it to her, she replied, "Because I thought it would make her know that I wish to be kind to her, and she will not, perhaps, be rude and unkind to me again." How admirably did she thus obey the command to "overcome evil with good!"


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he gives them sufficient to support themselves and their families till they can find employment. This," continued the man, "is one of his extraordinary visits. He has but a few to take out to-day." "Do you know who the gentleman is ?" inquired the major. "We none of us know him by any other marks," replied the man, "but by his humanity and his blue coat." The next time his lordship had on his almsgiving coat, a friend asked him what occasioned his wearing that singular dress. The reply was by Lord Digby's taking the gentleman shortly after to the George Inn, in the Borough, where, seated at dinner, were thirty individuals, whom his lordship

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opposite bank, towards Bonn, is the conical hill on which is situated the Castle of Godesberg. The side of the mountain

steep, so that we are obliged to keep well back on the saddles to prevent slipping over the donkeys' heads. The donkeys that we go down is exceedingly prove very sure-footed, and

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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

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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
We now enter upon a portion
beautiful scenery.
turn of the winding river there
At every
is something fresh to admire.

"A blending of all beauties-streams and dells,

Fruit, foliage, crag-wood, cornfield, mountains, vine,

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