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THE SEASONS.

177 inmate of a poor-house, she lived and died, beloved and respected by all who knew her. May her example not be thrown away, but may others be led by the blessing of God, to “ go and do likewise.”

It should be added, a stone was erected to her memory over her grave.

THE SEASONS.

Child.
In the sweet summer all the flowers
Look so beautiful and bright;
The days are all so long and fair,
There seems to be no night!
The gilded butterfly is rock'd
By zephyrs in his roseate bower,
The sky is all so blue, it seems
As though the clouds forgot to lower.
O why does Autumn ever come
To make such heav'nly things decay ?
O mother, why come wintry hours
To make such bright days pass away?

Mother.
My child, the flowers fade away
To teach us that we all must die,
To mind us, by their swift decay,
Of our own “ mortality."

Child.
But mother, when the winter's past,
And the cold wind howls no more,
O then they bud anew and seem
More beauteous than they were before.

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THE SABBATH. Question. What is the meaning of this commandment? Answer. It demandeth at the hand of every man, one

day of seven in every week, to be set apart unto a holy rest, and requireth all persons to separate themselves from their ordinary labour, and all other exercises, to his service on the same: that so, being severed from their worldly business, and all the works of their labour and callings concerning this life, they may wholly attend to the worship of God alone.-Abp. Usher on the Fourth Commandment.

EXTRACT FROM MR. GIRDLESTONE'S COMMENTARY. Whilst we note what is wrong, in order to avoid it, let us at the same time avoid judging or censuring others. Whilst we flee from evil, ourselves, we must endeavour to think no evil of others; but to make for them all charitable allowances, to entertain for them all charitable hope. For, in the instance of the Scribes and Pharisees, we may see how hateful a thing it is to be looking out for sins in others, whilst we are blind all the time to our own. Their censure is turned by our Lord against themselves. They set up for judges, and are pronounced to be hypocrites. The disciples might have violated the tradition of the elders. But the Scribes and Pharisees had transgressed God's law. Nothing so much helps us to overlook our own deficiency, as this prying into the faults of our neighbours. Whilst we would pull out a mote from our brother's eye, we cannot so much as see the beam that is in our own. When we shall have become faultless ourselves, when we in all things honour our parents, and obey in all things those who are in authority over us, when we believe in Christ entirely, repent thoroughly, and obey perfectly; then will be time, but it is a time that will never come, then will be time, but we shall then have no longer any taste for finding fault. Meantime let us search into our own lives, that they may be reformed. Meantime let us pray for our neighbours, both that they may be no less good than ourselves, and that we may esteem them better.

Sent by M. D. SELECTIONS FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORS. God has made you eternal beings, and you cannot reverse it. He has given you feelings, thoughts, powers, 1834.] SELECTIONS FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORS. 179 which are fitted for eternity, and which are all wasted, and will wither, if not used for their destined purpose. Remember, then, above all things, I beseech you, that Scripture and its divine Author address you each one in your personal and individual character; and whilst they remind you of your eternal destiny, entreat you to prepare for it. They address each of you personally as a sinner, who has his peace to make with an offended God. They address you personally as one for whom an allsufficient atonement, decreed before the foundations of the world was laid, hath been offered; they address you personally as one who, at the latter day, is " to stand before the judgment-seat of Christ,” and there to receive an allotment of everlasting joy or woe, according as that atonement, with all its store of blessings, hath been offered up for you effectually, or in vain. By every solemn thought and word they seek to impress upon you, that all those things of which they speak—God and redemption, and sin and judgment, are abiding and unchanging realities; that they will endure, in themselves or in their effects, when all to which we cling so fondly here, when all which excites our passions and interests, when all progress of society, yes even if society should go on for countless ages improving, shall have passed away like a vision of the night. Heaven and earth shall pass away; but His word, His threatenings, His promises, shall not pass away.-Rose's Gospel an abiding System."

To make our reliance upon Providence, both pious and rational, we should, in every great enterprise we take in hand, prepare all things with as much care, diligence, and activity, as if there were no such thing as Providence for us to depend upon. And again, when we have done all this, we should as wholly and humbly depend upon Providence, as if we had made no such preparation at all. And this is a rule of practice which will never fail, or shame any who shall venture all that they have, or are, upon it: for as a man, by exerting his utmost force in every action or business, has all that human strength can do for him therein ; so in the next place, by quitting confidence in the same, and placing it only in God, he is

sure also of all that Almighty power can do in his behalf. -South.

EXTRACTS FROM THE PUBLIC NEWSPAPERS, &c. DIRECTIONS TO THE DAIRY MAID.-Go to the cow-stall in the winter season at seven, and in the summer months soon after five; take with you cold water and a sponge, and wash each cow's udder clean before milking; douse the udder well with cold water winter and summer, as it braces and repels heat; keep your hands and arms clean; milk each cow as dry as you can, morning and evening, and when you have milked each cow as you suppose dry, begin again with the cow you first milked, and drip them each, for the principal reason of cows failing in their milk, is from negligence in not milking the cow dry, particularly at the time the calf is taken from the cow. Have no gossiping in the stall, and suffer no one to milk a cow but yourself. Domestic Economy.

Corn before being given to fowls, should always be crushed and soaked in water, the food will go further, and it will help digestion. Hens fed thus, have been known to lay during the whole of the winter months. — The same.

AWFUL WARNING TO DRUNKARDS.-A strong smell of fire was perceived issuing out from a room occupied by an abandoned woman, in the Old Cloth Hall, Salford. The door of the room was fastened inside, and, no one answered to the repeated calls of the people who had assembled; it was at length burst open, and a discovery was made which struck every one with horror. The bed was in flames, and had been burning for such a length of time that the whole of the clothes were destroyed, and the bottom was burned through. On examining the burning mass more closely, the body of the unfortunate woman was found on the floor, having fallen when the bottom of the bed gave way, literally roasted to death. The woman was seen in a beer-shop, about two hours before her body was found, in a state of almost helpless intoxication; and as it was known that she was in the habit of smoking in bed, it is supposed that she had fallen asleep with a lighted pipe in her mouth, and had thus set the bed-clothes on fire.

ROGUERY DETECTED.-A person lately bought a mare from a man at Rhuabon fair, for 81., who signed the warranty" John Jones, Hindford.” The mare proved unsound, and not worth half the money. The man took the mare to Hindford, but no “ John Jones” was there. He then tried the scheme of letting the mare loose on the high road, when she trotted upwards of four miles, to the door of her old master, who was immediately recognised by the purchaser, and has refunded the 81. !-Globe.

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received the communications of A Wiltshire Observer ; 1. Q. R.; A Friend to Industry; E. M.; M. D.; A Transcriber; D.I. E; C. P. F. ; C. H.; and some Anonymous Articles.

D. I. E. and S. Y. in our next.

We doubt not that the acid regimen alluded to by a correspondent might be good in some cases of the stone ; but in others we should think it likely to be injurious. We should be afraid to recommend it in all cases..

THE

COTTAGER'S MONTHLY VISITOR.

JUNE 1, 1834.

CONTENTS.

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PAGE The Beer House ............ 181 Sagacity of Animals ......... A Minister's Visits to a Pa NATURAL HISTORY :rishioner.................

Moths and Butterflies...... 205 The Duty and the Pleasure of Pelican..................

Devotion applicable to all .. 189 Christian Cheerfulness ...... 206 Religious Questions ........ 191 Extracts from Bishop Hopkins 207 On Repentance ............ 196 Hymn, suitable for a Young Method of bringing Sea-side Person just going into Ser• Shingle into Cultivation .... ib. vice

........ 210 Answers to the Questions in Taxes ................... ib. English History .......... 197 | Gin ..............

212 Questions in English History.. 199 Docility of Bees ............ 213 The Pleasures of “ Drunken Intercessory Prayer.......... 214 nesscompared with the Selections from Different Au

Pleasures of “ Home"...... ib. thors..................... ib. THE GAZETTEER:

Extracts from the Newspapers.. 216 Friendly Islands........... 202 | Notice to Correspondents ..... ib.

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. THE BEER HOUSE. What! said Richard Masters to his neighbour John Townsend, whom he happened to meet after the day's work was over. What! I suppose on the old business; never too late for that; going, I suppose, to the beerhouse.

T. Yes; you are about right, Richard; I am on my road there, and I'd have you come and join us. - M. So I would, John, if I could see any good to be got from it, and if I didn't see a great deal of harm to come of it.

T. Oh! you'd find a good many light hearts and merry faces there.

VOL. XIV. No. 18.

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