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those whom the Creator destines to perpetual member, should occasion offer to test his paand magnificent fetes of nature; one of those triotism and valor, that his next laurels must for whom the light, the breeze, the trees, the be earned before they can be worn; and may sea, the sky, have harmonies and utterances He who watches over us all, in our house of unseen and unheard by other men. Go, now, peril as well as of safety, guard him well. where thy soul dwelt already, all fettered as it The remarks of children are proverbially was by the chains of a suffering organism; go, thoughtful. Our friend, Mrs. B., trains her and see face to face, that God whom thou saw- children admirably, never losing an opportuniest always, where the vulgar see only clouds ty to impress a moral truth upon their hearts or and vapors; go, and behold that God whose to add a new fact to their intellectual store. One imprint was clear to thee in the frailest leaf, day in a story she was reading aloud to a little whose greatness was visible in the lowliest herb, fellow of five years, the word instinct several whose face beamed in every ray of the sun, times occurred. Franky observed it, and inwhose voice sounded in the roar of waters, and quired its meaning. The mother entered into the murmur of swaying trees.
an elaborate and lucid explanation of the term, While thy body, returned to the earth, goes telling him that it was a property possessed by to mingle with the herb, the foliage, the flow- all animals; and flattering herself that the ers, thy spirit departs to enter the presence of matter was perfectly understood by the child. that glorious Being towards whom it was ever A long time after, as the boy one evening lay so powerfully attracted. Thou goest to be falling asleep in her arms, he slowly opened come in the bosom of thy God, all which thou his drowsy eyes, and in a sleepy tone inquired, hast loved, all which thou hast admired, all *Mother, is Jane a going to cook that rooster which made thy joy, and caused thee to forget to-morrow, that Jack's been killing ?" thy sorrows.
“Yes, Franky; but you must not talk any Ah! God spends not His eternity in listening more now.” at the door of our dwelling for the weak words “Well, mother, I only want to know whethof man's lips.
er she is going to cook his instinct, too ?” They who love his word, they who find only The lesson on instinct had been as well unthe beautiful in his works, who disdain alike derstood, we thought, as certain theological false riches and false glory, are not rapacious, tenets are by older heads. nor envious, nor wicked; they, whatever their creed, are nearer God, than other men; they
PRISON PRAYER OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS. are His elect.
O Domine Deus, Speravi in te,
O care mi Jesu ! Nunc libera me, A pretty little incident occurred this morn- In dura catena, in misera pæna, ing, which is worth relating. We were visiitng
Languendo, gemendo, et genuflectendo, a friend in a neighboring town, with a young Adoro, imploro, ut liberes me!! soldier who is here on a week's furlough. A little boy of three years old, living opposite
Let the following be taken as a pretty literal, our friend's house, probably attracted by the though a rude translation. bright epauletts of the youthful lieutenant, had 0, Lord, and my God! I have hope but in thee, followed him at a distance, all the morning, 0, Jesus beloved, now liberate me ! whenever he went out, but not offering to
In heavy chain, speak to or approach him. As we were, how
In bitter pain, ever, about leaving and bidding farewell at With langor, and groaning, and bending the the house door, the little fellow who stood
knee, watching us from the other side, seemed sud- I adore, and implore thee to liberate me. denly inspired with a resolution; stooping
(A. G. L. down, he gathered something from the garden, and running hastily over, held up a wreath of NOTICE.-The contributors to the Ladies Reevergreen laurel, exclaiming in the most earn- pository are requested to transmit their artiest manner, “ I want to give this laurel to the cles to the editor at Clinton, Oneida County, soldier before he goes away.” Dear little fel- New York, where she hopes the old favorites low! was his thought unconsciously prophet- of the Magazine, as well as others who have ic? However that might have been, may the not yet introduced themselves to its readers, young soldier not forget the incident, but re- will not fail often to remember her. -Ed.
VOLUME XXX -- NEW SERIES, VOLUME II.
The Thirtieth volume of the LADIES' REPOSITORY will commence with the number for July, 1861. The Editorial Department will be conducted by
MRS. CAROLINE M. SAWYER, Assisted by MRS. C. A. SOULE HOLCOMB and MISS MINNIE S. DAVIS.
Mrs. S. is too well known to need any commendation from us. Mrs. Livermore, the assistant editor of the “New Covenant," says of her :-"Mrs. Sawyer is, without question, preeminent above all other female writers in our ranks, as a literary woman. She has talent, scholarship, taste, and a love of literature and literary labor, all of which she will bring to her new work. She is to be ably seconded by a corps of contributors. Mrs. C. A. Soule Holcomb, of Boonsboro', Iowa, will retain her connection with the Magazine, which gives it a claim on Western women."
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It has been deemed advisable to omit the Juvenile Department, but this will not prevent the publication of good Juvenile Stories occasionally.
The new volume will contain a much larger amount of reading, as the type will be set solid, the space between the lines being omitted.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS, AUGUST. Everything beautiful in his time,.. 53 Kindness from the aged,.. The Portrait,
57 The poor still have the poets, Roslyn,..
.58 Julia's mistake, Our little Fanny,....
06 Slander,... Thitherside Sketches,
..66 Spring, Fortune,...
..69 The isle of the olden time, Lindaline,..
70 The old orchestra leader,.. The Crusade of the children,
.70 The artist's dream, An autumn burial,
74 I will, Our reading circle,.
75 Land of sweet rest, Let us not be weary,
.79 Editor's Table,.
.79 80 .80 .85 .36 ..86 .87
92 92 92 .93
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REGISTER AND COMPANION, 1862.
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