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herself and her sex a great moral vic- | And if, somo night, when you sit down to rost, tory! Is he right ? - it were a great This rostless, curling head from off your brenst: error to oppose him. Is he wrong? he will soon discover it, and applaud it from your own the dimpled hands have slipped, the self-command which bore unvexed ir the white feet into their gruve had trippedhis pertinacity. And gradually there I could not blame you for your heartache thop will spring up such a happy fusion of I wonder so that mothers ever fret feelings and ideas, that there will be At little children clinging to their gowns: no “last word” to contend about, but
Or that the footprints, when the days are wet,
Are over black enough to make them frown. a steady and unruflled flow of generous If I could find a little muddy boot, sentiment.
Or cap, or jacket, on my chamber floor;
If I could kiss a rosy, restless foot, Model Mothers. - Models are of
And hear its patter in my house once more ; the first importance in moulding the
IR I could mend a broken cart to-day, nature of a child; and if we would
To-morrow make a kite to reach the sky-have fine characters, we must neces- There is no woman in God's world could may sarily present before them fine models.
She was more blissfully content than I.
But ah! the dainty pillow next my own Now the model most constantly before Is never rumpled by a shining lead ; every child's eye is the mother. “One My singing bird from its nest is flown:
The little boy I used to kiss is doad! good mother," said George Herbert, * is worth a hundred schoolmasters. WE LEARN FROM DAILY EXPERIIn the home she is loadstone to all ENCE that children who have been hearts and loadstar to all eyes.". Imi- the least indulged thrive much better, tation of her is constant -- imitation unfold all their faculties quicker, and wbich Bacon likens to a "globe of pre- acquire more muscular strength and cepts." It is instruction. It is teach- vigor of mind, than those who have ing without words, often exemplify- been constantly favored, and treated ing more than tongue can teach. In by their parents with the most solicthe face of bad example the best pre- itous attention; bodily weakness and cepts are of but little avail. The ex- mental imbecility are the usual attriample is followed, not the precepts. butes of the latter. Indeed, precept at variance with prac- THE FIRST AND PRINCIPAL RULE tice is worse than useless, inasmuch of education ought never to be forgotas it only serves to teach that most ten -- that man is intended to be a free cowardly of vices --- hypocrisy. Even and independent agent; that his moral children are judges of hypocrisy, and and physical powers ought to be sponthe lessons of the parent who says one taneously developed ; that he should, as thing and does the opposite are quickly soon as possible, be made acquainted seen through.
with the nature and uses of all his
faculties, in order to attain that degree Tired Mothers.
of perfection which is consistent with
the structure of his organs; and that A little elbow loans upon your knees,
he was not originally designed for Your tired knee, that has so much to bear ; what we endeavor to make of him by A child's dear eyes are lookiug lovingly, From underneath a thatch of tangled hair.
artificial aid. Perhaps you do not heed the velvet touch
The GREATEST Art in educating Of warm, moist fingers, folding yours so tight; You do not prize this blossing ovor-much ;
children consists in a continued vigiYou almost are too tired to pray tu-niglat.
lance over all their actions, without
ever giving them an opportunity of But it is blessedness! A your ago
discovering that they are guided and I did not see it as I do to-day
watched. We are so dull and thankless, and too slow To catch the sunshine till it slips away.
CHILDREN should not be allowed to And now it seems surpassing strange to mo, ask for the same thing twice. This
Thut, while I wore the badge of motherhood, I did not kiss more oft and tenderly
may be nocomplished by parents, The little child that brought me only good. teacher, or whoever may happen to
have the management of them, pay: 1 by another, till you have comprared ing attention to their little wants, if your end. By little and little, great proper, at once, when porrible. Chile things are completed: and repeated dren should be instructed to under kindness will softon the heart of stone, stand that when they are not answered Whatever you do, do it willingly. A immediately, it is because it is not con boy that is whipped to school never venient. Let them learn patience by learns his lessous well. A man who waiting.
is compelled to work caror not how TO AWAKEN CHILDREN from their bully it is performed. He that pulls Hleep with a noise, or in an impetuous off his coat cheerfully, strips up his manner, is extremely injudicious and meeves in earnest, and sings while he hurtful; nor is it proper to carry them works, is the man of action. from a dark room immediately into a Advice to Young Ladies. - If glaring light, or syninst s dazzling you have blue eyes you need not lanwall; for the muddon impression of kuish, light debilitates the organs of vision,
If black eyes you need not stare. and lays the foundation of weak eyes, If you have pretty feet there is no from early infancy:
occasion to wear short petticoats. Biting the Nails. - This is a habit If you are doubtful sim to that point, that should be immediately corrected there can be no harin in letting the in children, s, if persisted in for any petticoats be long, length of time, it permanently deforunis If you bave good teeth, do not the nails. Dipping the finger-ends in sugh for the purpose of showing some bitter tincture will generally them. prevent children from putting them in If
have bad ones, do not laugh their mouth; but if this fails, as it less than the occasion may justify. sometimes will, euch finger-end ought If you have pretty hands and arms, to be encased in antall until the pro- there can be no objection to your play. pensity is eruicated,
ing on the harp, if you play well. Counsels for the Young. Never be If they are disposed to be clumsy, cast down by trilles. If a spider bresk work tapestry. his thread twenty times, twenty times If you have a bad voice, rather will be mend it again. Make up your speak in a low tone. mind to do a thing, and you will do If
have the finest voice in the it. Fear pot if a trouble comes upon world, never speak in a high tone. you; keep up your spirits, though the If you dance well, dance but seldom, day be a dark one. If the sun is going If you dance ill, never dance at all, down, look up to the stars. If the If you sing well, make no previous earth is dark, keep your eye on heaven. With God's promises, a man or a child If you sing indifferently, hesitate not may be cheerful. Mind what you run al moment when you are asked, for few after. Never be content with a bubble people are judges of singing, but every that will burst, firewood that will end one is sensible of a desire to please, in smoke and darkness, Get that If you would preserve beauty, rise which you can keup, and which is early worth keeping. Fight hard against a If you would preserve esteem, be haaty temper. Anger will come, but gentle. resist it strongly. A fit of passion may If you would obtain power, be condegive you cause to mourn all the days scending. of your life. Never revenge an injury. If you would live happily, endeavor If you have an enemy, st kindly to to promote the happiness of others. híró and make him your friend. You DAUGHTERS. -Mothers who wish may not win him over at once, but try not only to discharge well their own again. Lot one kindness be followed | duties in the domestic circle, but to
train up their daughters for a later day | but of grace, or concession, or stooping, to make happy and comfortable fire- on her part? Let mothers avoid such sides for their families, should watch danger. If they would do so, they well, and guard well, the notions must bring up their daughters from which they imbibe and with which the first with the idea that in this they grow up. There will be so many world it is required to give as well as persons ready to fill their young heads to receive, to minister as well as to with false and vain fancies, and there enjoy; that every person is bound to is so much always afloat in society be useful--practically, literally useful opposed to duty and common sense, -in his own sphere, and that a wothat if mothers do not watch well man's first sphere is the house, and its their children may contract ideas very concerns and demands. Once really fatal to their future happiness and imbued with this belief, and taught to usefulness, and hold them till they see how much the comfort and happigrow into habits of thought or feeling. ness of woman herself, as well as of A wise mother will have her eyes her family, depends on this part of her open, and be ready for every emer- discharge of duty, a young girl will gency. A few words of common, usually be anxious to learn all that downright practical sense, timely her mother is disposed to teach, and uttered by her, may be enough to will be proud and happy to aid in any counteract some foolish idea or belief domestic occupations assigned to her. put into her daughter's head by These need never be made so heavy as others, while if it he left unchecked, to interfere with the peculiar duties it may take such possession of the or enjoyments of her age. If a mind that it cannot be corrected at a mother wishes to see her daughter later time. One falsity abroad in this become a good, happy, and rational age is the notion that women, unless woman, never let there be contempt compelled to it by absolute poverty, for domestic occupations, or suffer are out of place when engaged in them to be deemed secondary. domestic affairs. Now mothers should BOYS. - What to do with boys is a have a care lest their daughters get question which sometimes troubles wise hold of this conviction as regards heads. We know some people consider themselves--there is danger of it; the them a sort of nuisance, capable of fashion of the day engenders it, and making any amount of noise, and althe care that an affectionate family ways ready for mischief, whether it be take to keep a girl, during the time pulling the cat's tail, teasing little of her education, free from other sisters, or playing with powder and occupations than those of her tasks or matches in the barn; but, with all her recreations, also endangers it. It their pranks and capers, we like them, is possible that affection may err in and consider them a very much mispushing this care too far; for as edu- used portion of society. Boys are very cation means a fitting for life, and as much what we make them by our treata woman's life is much connected with ment of them. Girls are nice little domestic and family affairs--or ought bodies, so we dress them nicely, make to be so—if the indulgent considera- birthday parties for them -- but a boy's tion of parents abstain from all de- birthday party, who ever heard of such mands upon the young, pupil of the a thing? and as to fixing them up, why school not connected with her books that is altogether out of the question. or her play, will she not naturally But never mind, boys; while the girls infer that the matters with which she are confined indoors to prevent their is never asked to concern herself are, clothes from becoming soiled, you can in fact, no concern to her, and that climb trees, fish, build dams, and have any attention she ever may bestow on more real fun than could be gotten out them is not a matter of simple duty, of the most splendid suit of clothes in
town, besides building up a strong con- constitute the business part of the comstitution in your already robust little munity - those who make our great body.
and useful men - were taught to be inBoys must have amusement and dustrious. recreation after their day's labor, If Boys, Learn Trades! - The annual they cannot find it at home, they will report of Hon. J. P.Wickersham, State be apt to seek it away from home; Superintendent of Common Schools for hence it becomes parents to provide 1872, contains the following signifientertainment at home. If fond of
cant paragraph, pointing parents to musie, furnish them an instrument, if the importance of having their chil. your means permit, whether it be vio- dren learn some useful mechanical lin, guitar, or piano; if games interest trade. The statistics given are brief them, provide innocent ones; if fond and startling. Mr. Wickersham says: of reading, by all means supply the "There are multitudes idly waiting best of literature, and endeavor to cul- for vacant clerkships and untilled tivate that taste where it is detoient, offices, while mechanical work, more although plain clothes must be worn honorable and more remunerative, inin order to incur the necessary expense vites on all sides the efforts of willing of purchasing suitable books and hands. It is a fact as startling as it is papers. Amusements are not the only significant that of seventeen thousand things necessary to make boys feel an criminals in the Unitud States in 1868, interest in home affairs. If they can ninety-seven per cent of them had claim something as their own, it will never learned a trade, Out of two be a stimulus to them. If they like hundred and forty convicts received bees, let them have a swarm all their at the Eastern l'enitentiary (Pennsylown, the avails of which go into their vania) last year, only twelve had been owu pockets; or let them manage some apprenticed and served their time." of the poultry, raise a calf or pig for Wanted -- an Honest, Industrious, their own not theirs until killing or Steady Boy: -- We lately saw an adselling time comes, when it belongs to vertisement headed as above. It confather,
veys to every boy an impressive moral Few boys have the right idea of lesson, "An honest, industrious bay," courage. It is often possessed by quiet is always wanted, lle will be sought and gentle boys, who are looked upon tor; his services will be in demand ; by their mates as the least courageous. he will be respected and loved; he The boy who will not quarrel when he will be spoken' of in terms of high is abused; the boy who keeps himself commendation; he will always have a pure in speech and act when others are home; will grow up to be a man of rough and wicked; the boy who defends known worth and established characthe weak against the strong; the boy ter, lle will be wanted. The merwho loves tod, and is not afraid to chant will want him for a salesman or show it - he is the brave boy, and clerk; the master mechanic will want makes the noble man. Don't forget, him for an apprentice or foreman; dear boy,
those with a job to let will want him A lazy boy makes a lazy man, just as for a contractor; clients will want him sure as a crooked sapling makes a for a lawyer; patients for a physician; crooked tree. Who ever yet saw a boy religious congregations for a pastor grow up in idleness, that did not make parents for a teacher of their children; a shiftless vagabond when he became a and the people for an officer. He will man, unless he had a fortune lett himbe wanted - townsmen will want him to keep up appearances > The great for a citizen; acquaintance as a neighmass of thieves, paupers, and criminals bor; neighbors as a friend; families have come to what they are by being as a visitor; the world as an acquaintbrought up in idleness. Those who | ance; nay, girls will want him as a
beau, and finally, for a husband! An who come under its influence imbibe honest, industrious boy! Just think its principles. The same with qualiof it, boys; will you answer this descrip- ties and tempers that do no honor to tion? Can you apply for this situa- our nature. If servants come to you tion? Are you sure that you will be bad, you may at least improve them; wanted? You may be smart and ac- possibly almost change their nature. tive, but that does not fill the requisi- Here follows, then, a receipt to that tion - are you honest? You may be effect:— Receipt for obtaining good capable — are you industrious? You servants. Let them observe in your may be well dressed, and create a fa- conduct to others just the qualities vorable impression at first sight, but and virtues that you would desire they are you honest, steady, and indus- | should possess and practice as respects trious? You may apply for a good you. Be uniformly kind and gentle. situation — are you sure that your | If you reprove, do so with reason and friends, teachers, and acquaintances with temper. Be respectable, and you can recommend you for these quali- will be respected by them. Be kind, ties? Nothing else will make up for and you will meet kindness from them. a lack of them; no readiness or apt. Consider their interests, and they will ness for business will do it. You must consider yours. A friend in a servant be honest, steady, and industrious ! is no contemptible thing. Be to every
SERVANTS. — There are frequent servant a friend; and heartless, incomplaints in these days, that servants deed, will be the servant who does not are bad, and apprentices are bad, and warm in love to you. dependants and aiding hands gener- FANCY NEEDLEWORK. – Inally are bad. It may be so. But if it structions in Crochet. — Perhaps no is so, wbat is the inference? In the kind of work has ever attained such working of the machine of society, popularity as Crochet. Whether as a class moves pretty much with class; simple trimming, as an elaborate quilt, that is, one class moves pretty much or as a fabric, almost rivalling point with its equals in the community lace, it is popular with every woman (equals so far as social station is con- who has any time at all for fancy cerned), and apart from other classes, work, since it is only needful to underas much those below as those above stand the stitches, and the terms and itself; but there is one grand exception contractions used in writing the deto this general rule, and that is, in the scriptions of the different designs, to case of domestic servants. The same be enabled to work with ease the most holds, though in less degree, with ap- beautiful pattern that ever appeared in prentices and assistant hands; and in crochet. less degree only, because in this last The crochet hook should be very case, the difference of grade is slighter. smooth, made of fine steel, and fixed Domestic servants, and assistants in in handles. The “ Tapered Indented” business and trade, come most closely hook, which has the size engraved on and continually into contact with their the handle, will be found convenient, employers; they are about them from from its quality, and saving trouble of morning, till night, and see them in referring to a gauge. every phase of character, in every The marks used in our crochet restyle of humor, in every act of life. cipes are simple, consisting chiefly of How powerful is the force of example! printers' marks, such as crosses, dagRectitude is promoted, not only by gers, asterisks, etc. They are used to precept but by example, and, so to mark repetitions. It will be seen that speak, by contact it is increased more wherever a mark is used, another simiwidely.' Kindness is communicated lar one is sure to be found; the repein the same way: Virtue of every tition occurring between the two. kind acts like an electric shock. Those Sometimes one repetition occurs with