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THIS Book may be compared to the Klondike

miner, who, having delved long in the earth,
leaves behind him vast piles of refuse, and comes
to his friends bringing only the pure gold.

COPYRIGHT, 1904

BY
WILLIAM SALTER

As those old Romans robbed all the cities of
the world to set out Rome, we skim off the cream
of other men's wits, and pick out the choice flowers
of their gardens.

ROBERT BURTON,
Died January 25, 1630, aged 64.

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A. D. 1905

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JANUARY 1.

Great God! we sing that mighty hand,
By which supported still we stand;
The opening year Thy mercy shows;
Let mercy crown it till it close.

Philip Doddridge, died 1751, aged 49.

Ring in the valiant man and free,

The larger heart, the kindlier hand;

Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Alfred Tennyson, died 1892, aged 83.

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JANUARY 2.

Truth is continually presenting new aspects, which call for new forms of statement. More and more Christ is recognized as supreme authority. The constructive principle of theology is no longer Sovereignty, but Love. Christ inspired the love-atmosphere, from which have come multiplied philanthropies. Hence the increasing application of Christian principle to all forms of life, in society, industry, and the State, in literature, art, and diversion. A fiew morality has come, the law of Love instead of the code of abstract right.

William W. Adams.

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JANUARY 3.

Do you wish for kindness? be kind;

Do you wish for truth? be true;
What you give of yourself, you find;

Your world is a reflex of you. He who gives himself airs of importance exhibits credentials of impotence.

Lavater, died 1801, aged 60.

JANUARY 4.

God, overflowing with goodness, desiring to have angels and men to whom He could do good, made men in his own image to be rulers of the earth. The image of God consisted in power of thought and freedom of will. Man decides on his own actions. God assists by his grace

those who will avail themselves of it. With all this, it remains true that virtue comes from God. He implanted it in nature; by his support alone it is maintained. Nature, rational and free, is a gift of grace. To be natural is to be virtuous; conversion is a return from the unnatural.

John of Damascus, died 780, aged 94.

JANUARY 5.

Let me ask, ere in the night's repose I rest,
What good or ill has this day's life expressed?
Where have I been? In what have I transgressed?
Where have I failed in what I ought to do?
In what to God, to man, or to myself I owe?
If evil I have done, let me in sorrow mourn,
And let my soul with strong remorse be torn;
If good, the good with peace of mind repay,
And to my secret self with pleasure say,
Rejoice, my heart, for all went well to-day.

Pythagoras, died aged 74, B. C. 504.

JANUARY 6.

I have enjoyed the refinement of the best society, but I have never sat in the palaces of England without being pained by the inequality of which the inordinate luxury was the token.

I was anxious that our country should take the lead in the disarmament of the nations.

Charles Sumner, born Jan. 6, 1811.

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