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nor was she ever known, after this, to retire to rest, or rise in the morning, without spending some time in private prayer. And if she awoke in the night, she would often ask her father, how she might be prepared for heaven; to which inquiries such answers were given as were suited to her tender age.
In 1819, she began to be aflicted ; and gradually became more and more anxious to obtain favour and acceptance with God; nor could she rest without that blessing. One Sabbath evening, in October, 1820, while the family where engaged in prayer, her distress, on this account, became very great, and she wept much. She was exhorted to look to God, through Jęsus Christ, for pardon ; and while her father was earnestly praying for her, she too, in simple, but deeply sincere and affecting language, joined her prayer to his. The LORD was intreated for her, and young as she was, there is ground to believe, that she received at that time those gracious visitations of the divine presence and goodness, which filled her with (the peace that passeth all understanding.” “ Now, said she, “I am not afraid to die; because. Jesus Christ has taken away the sting of death.” From that time she continued to testify her confidence in God, and to evince the genuineness of the experience she professed. To one of the Teachers she said, “I am happy; I would not take a thousand worlds for what I feel of the love of CHRIST.". One day, a friend referring to the affliction she suffered, she replied, 66 What are my sufferings, if compared to those which Jesus Christ suffered for me? The more my sufferings are here, the brighter will be my crown hereafter, if I bear them with patience; and I can bear them, through Christ strengthening me:
"O! what are all my sufferings here,
If, LORD, thou count me meet
And worship at thy feet.”” At another time she said to several teachers who vi. sited her, “ Jesus is mine, and I am his.” One said, “ Do you never feel any murmuring ?” She said,
MEMORIAL OF A PIOTS CHILD.
- "No, I am willing to suffer more, if it be the Lord's
will. The greater the pain, the more happy I am in my soul.” To another friend she said, “I have been praying that the Lord will continue his kindness to me; and he has said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.'” “I have been thinking," she said, on a different occasion, “how good the Lord was to afflict me, and to pardon my sins before I was grown up; for then I should have committed many more sins." A person sitting by her for some time, of whom she took no notice, said, “Do you know me?" She answered, 66 Yes : but I was so ill I could not speak: yet I feel that Christ is precious; and I have been saying "Glory be to God!' many times inwardly.", About a fortnight before she died, she said to her sister, “ Do not cry; I am going to my good home above."
During the remainder of her life she generally suf. fered much pain ; and her continual cry was that she might hold out in faith and patience to the end. And God granted her request, her last days being marked by abundant consolation and triumph in CHRIST. Her spirit quitted its mortal frame for a mansion in the heavenly paradise, on Nov. 26, 1821. I often visited this dear little child in her affliction, and always found her either rejoicing in the LORD, or bearing her afa fiction with singular patience. I can truly say, that it was both a pleasure and a pain to be with her. There was a pleasure in seeing her heavenly ovuntenance, and hearing her pious conversation; but pain in beholding her great and almost terrific sufferings.. She is gone to the place where the inhabitants never say, “I am sick." Whitchurch
. JOHN TAYLOR,
THE JUVENILE NATURALIST,
FOR JUNE, 1822.
(From “ Tine's Telescope for 1882.") "The flower-garden is usually in all its glory at the commence ment of June, if the weather bave been mild and favourable to vegetation. Flowers, with their odours and endless hues, are ubjects of admiration and delight to man alone, and constitute one of his most pleasing and innocent recreations.
; “On minute inspection, how much of amusement and in. struction may be derived from the study of flowers,—that study in which Israel's wisest monarch delighted; he who spoke of trees from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop on the wall! The daisy, insignificant as it apparently is, becomes, on closer observation, an expanse of wonders, a cluster of miracles. Scores of minute blossoms compose its disc and border, each distinct, each useful, each delicately beautiful. The consolvulus and lioneysuckle appear to the careless eye to twist in a similar manner round every thing in their neighbourhood ; but the boo tanist discovers that they are governed by different laws, the former always twining itself according to the apparent motion of the sun, the latter in a contrary direction; and when busy man attempts to alter this arrangement, he invariably injures, and perhaps destroys, the plant.
“The heath, so common in the northern parts of this kingdom, and valuable to the poor as a substitute for more expensive fuel, is a striking instance of the care extended by Proridence towards his creatures. Its seed is the food of numerous birds, in regions where other sustenance is scarce, and the vessels which contain it are so constructed as to retain their contents for a considerable length of time, instead of discharging them when they become ripe. Indeed, the more closely we observe the provisions and operations of Providence, the greater will be our wonder, the Higher our admiration,
The fields of clover, which are now in blossom, produce a delightful fragrance. The bean blossoms also shed a still more exquisite odour. The sweet-scented vernal grass, wlrich is the cause of the very delightful scent of hay, flowers in this month, and diffuses its fragrance through the country. This, if gatbered while ia blossom, put up in paper, and carried in the pocket, will retain the delightful smell of new-mown hay for a long time. .“ The rose now holds a conspicuous place in the former' garden.--About the beginning of this month, the pimpernel, thyme, the bitter sweet nightshade, white bryony, the dog -rose, and the poppy, have their flowers full blown. ." The several kinds of corn come into the ear and forer during this month, as well as most of the numerous species of grasses.
* Gooseberries, currants, and strawberries, now begin to ripen.
"The hay-harvest commences about the end of the month, in the southern and midland parts of the kingdom. About this time, also, birds cease their notes.
“The trees, particularly the laurels and evergreens, now make their second or Midsummer shoots, the younger and lighter shades of which form a variety and contrast to the darker and yellow colours of the first shoots. The acacia at length puts out its elegant light, and bright foliage, and its tassels of white flowers, which emulate the orange in scent. The motion of its elegant, pen, Duted leaves is particularly worthy of attention, folding closely back at night, and opening out to catch the morning rays; being mas sensible to the stimulus of light, as the mimosa is to the touch, to which tribe and genus, indeed, the acacia belongs."
BRIEF ASTRONOMICAL NOTICES,
FOR JUNE, 1822. “On the 4th is Full Moon, at twenty-three minutes past eight at night. On the 15th she rises in the morning, and is followed about an hour afterwards by Saturn and Venus, whom she will have passed before her next appearance. On the 16th, she is also followed, in about half an hour, by Saturn and Venns to the west of her. Jupiter will afterwards be seen to the east of her, above whom she directs her course. On the 17th, she is followed, soon after her rising, by Jupiter, whoin she is perceived to have passed ; and on the 19th is New Moon, at thirtytwo minutes past six in the morning. On the 20th, the crescent of the Moon is seen to the west of north-west soon after sun.set, Mercury being to the east of her, as she passes bim about balf an hour after midnight.
“MERCURY is at his greatest elongation on the 17th, and stationary on the 30th. At first his stay above the horizon, after Sun-set, is nearly an hour and three quarters, and it decreases to three quarters of an hour. They, who have a favourable lion rizon in north-west-by-west, cannot fail of discovering him with a glass of moderate power, and many will, notwitstanding the power of the solar ray at this time, detect him with the naked eye.
“ VENUS is a morning star. Her stay above the horizon before Sun-rise, at first, is nearly an hour and three quarters, and at the end of the month above two hours and a quarter.
“ JUPITER is a morning star. His stay above the horizon, before Sun-rise, at first, is not quite an hour ; but he soon emerges froida the solar rays, and at the end of the inonth is above two bours and a half. The principal feature in his course is the passage of Venus by him on the 29th.
“SATURN is a morning star. The chief feature of his course is ibe passage of Venus by him on the 11th, at a very small distances and the difference in the appearance of the two planets through a telescope will lead to the contemplation of the apparent differences, between a superior and inferior planet, and also between their respective structures."
- LINES APPLICABLE TO THE MONTH OF JUNE.
(Communicated by Mr. W. B. BROWNB.) ad
In that enamel'd blooming rose, .
THE PEACE OF GOD. - For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation."
.. (2 Cor. vii. 10.) There is a groan, a piercing groan,
Which springs from hearts by sin dismay'd;
That groan, that tear, together join,
To bring the smile of peace divine. So when the winds of March have cast
Their healthful breathings o'er the plain,
Fair nature's face does then display
SAFETY IN THE STORM.
(Mark iv. 37-39.)
And rolling waves by tempest driven ;
And vivid lightning blaze from heaven.
Then all is tranquil, all is still ;
Obedient to bis sovereign willa