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I will sing a little before I work:"He that is down need fear no fall.He that is poor no pride He that is humble ever shall Have God to be his guide!"Thank ye for that, good John Bunyan! They say you were a poor boy yourself once; no better than a tinker. Very well, you are rich enough now, Idare say.I don't see after all, but that I can sing as gaily as if I had a thousand dollars. Money does not lighten people's hearts. There is squire Jones; he is rich; bat I never heard him sing a hymn in my life. His cheek is paler than mine, and his arm is thinner; and I am sure he can't sleep sounder than I do.No, I am not so poor either. This fine spring morning, I feel quite rich. The fields and flowers are mine. The red clouds yonder, where the sun is going to rise, are mine. All these robins, and lbrushes and larks are mine. I never was sick in my life. I have bread and water. What could money buy for me <a href="http://www.coachsoutletstoreonlines.com/">Coach Factory Outlet</a> more than this?/thought I was poor; bat lam rich. The birdi have no purse or pocket book; neitherhave I. They have no pains or aches; neither have I. They have food and drink; so have I. They are taken care of by their Creator; so am I.TASTE NOT, TOUCH NOT, HANDLE NOT. Instills "the never-dying worm!" TRUE AFFECTION.The three sons of an eastern lady, were invited to furnish her with an expression of their love, before she went on a long journey. One brought a marble tablet, with the inscription of her name, another presented her with a rich garland of fragrant flowers: the third entered her presence, and thus accosted her- <a href="http://www.coachsoutletstoreonlines.com/">Coach Outlet Online</a> "Mother, I have neither marble tablet nor fragrant nosegay, but I have a heart: here your name is engraved, here your memory is precious, and this heart f'.ill of affection, will follow you whefeever you travel, and remain with you wherever you repose." SELF-DENIAL.There were two little boys, named James and William. One day, as they were about starting for school, their father gave them two or three pennies apiece, to spend for themselves. The little boys were very much pleased at this, and went off as merry as crickets.'" What are you go\ns to buy, William?" James asked, after they had walked on a little way."I don't know," William replied, "I have not thought yet. What are you going to buy with your pennies?""Why, I'll tell you what I believe I'll do. You know ma' is sick. Now I think I will buy her a nice orange. I am sure it will taste good to her."You may if you choose, James; but I'm going to buy some candy with my money. Pa' gave it to me to spend for myself. If ma' wants an orange she can send for it. You know she's got money, and Hannah gets every thing she wants.""I know that," James said: "but then it would make me feel so happy to see her eating an orange that I bought for her with my own money. She is always doing something for us, or getting us some nice thing, and I should like lo let her see that I don't forget it.""You can do as you please was William's reply to this: "for my part, I don't often get money to spend for myself. And now I think of it, I don't believe Pa' would like it, if we were to take the pennies he gave us for ourselves and give them away, or what is the same thing, give away what we bought with them. Indeed, I'm sure he would not."I don-t think so, William," urged James; "I think it would please him very much. You know that he often talks to us of the evil of selfishness. Don't you remember how pleased he was one day when a poor chimney-sweeper asked me for a piece of cake that I was eating, and I gave him nearly the whole of it? If that gave him pleasure, surely my denying myself for the sake of ma,' who is sick, would please <a href="http://www.coachsoutletstoreonlines.com/">Coach Outlet</a> him a great deal more."William did not reply to this, for he could not very well. Still he wanted to spend his pennies for his own gratification so badly, ihat he was not at all influenced by what his brother said.In a little while, the two little boys came to a confectioner's shop, and both went in to spend their money."Well, my little man. w! at will you <a href="http://www.coachsoutletstoreonlines.com/">Coach Outlet Store Online</a> have ?"asked the shopkeeper, looking at William as he came up to the counter."Give me three pennies worth of cream candy," William said.
The cream candy was weighed out, and then the man asked James what he should get for him."I want a nice, sweet orange, for three cents," said James."Our best oransres are four cents," was the reply"Four cents! But I havn'l but three, and I want a nice one for my mother, who is sick.""Do you buy it with your own money, my little man?" asked the confectioner."Yes, sir," was the low answer."Then hike one of the best for your three cents, and here is some candy into the bargain. I love to sec little lioys thoughtful of their mothers." And the man patted James upon ihe head, and seemed very much pleased.William felt bad when he heard what the man said, and began to think how very much pleased his mother would be when James took her the orange after school."I wish I had bought an orange too," he said, as he went along eating his candy, which did not taste half so good as he had expected it Coach Factory Outlet would taste.Do you know why it did not taste so good? I will tell you. His mind was not at ease. When our thoughts trouble us, we take little or no pleasure in any thing. To make this still plainer, I will mention the case of a boy, who thought it would be so pleasant if he could play all the time, instead of going to school. So much did he think about this, that one morning he resolved that he would not go to school when sent, but would go out into the woods and play all day, and be so happy.So when he started off, with his dinner in a little basket, instead of going to the school-room he went lo the woods."O, this is pleasant!" he said, on first arriving at the woods" No books nor lessonsno sitting still all day. 0, I shall be so happy!"As he said this, the. thought of his parents, and of their grief and displeasure, if they should find out that he played truant, came into his mind, and made him feel very unhappy. But he endeavored to forget this, and began to frisk about, and try his best to be delighted with his new-found freedom. But it was no use. His thoughts would go back to his parents, and to a consciousness of his disobedience; and these thoughts destroyed all the pleasantness of being freed from school. At last he grew weary of every thing around him, and began to wish that he was again in school; but he wsrs afraid to go now, it had become so late, and so he had to stay in the woods all day. It seemed to him the longest day he had ever spent, for Coach Outlet Online the thoughts of his disobedience, and the fear of his parents' displeasure, if they were to find out what he had done, prevented him from taking any enjoyment. 0, how glad he was when the sun began to go down toward the west! But it seemed to him that it would never be five o'clock. Every man he saw with a watch he asked the time of day, and every answer he received disappointed him, for he was sure it must be later.At last the time came for him to go home. As he drew near he began to tremble, lest his parents should have made the discovery that he had not been to school. They did not know it, however, until Coach Outlet thelittle Coach Outlet Store Online boy, to ease his troubled mind, confessed his fault.Now this little boy could not enjoy himself in the woods because his mind was not at ease. He was not satisfied with himself. He could not approve of his own conduct.So it was with William. He felt that he had been selfish, and that this selfishness would appear when his brother curried home the orange for their sick mother. It was for this reason that his candy did not taste so good to him as he expected it would. But James eat his with much satisfaction."I wish I had bought ma'an orange with my pennies," William said, as they were going home from school."I wish you had too," replied his unselfish brother, "for then we should have two to give to her instead of one.""See, ma', what a nice, sweet orange I have bought you," he said, as he arrived at home, and went into his mother's sick chamber."It is, indeed, very nice my son, and it will taste good to me. I have wanted an orange all the morning. Where did you get it?""Pa' gave me three pennies this morning, and I bought it with them. I thought you would like to have one.""You are very good, my son, to think of your sick mother.
And you wouldn't spend your pennies for cake or candy, but denied yourself, that you might get an orange for me? Mother loves you for this manifestation of your self-denial and love for your parent." And she kissed him.William heard all this, and it made him feel very bad indeed. 0, how he did wish that he had bought something for his mother with Coach Outlet Store Online the three pennies his father had given him! but it was too late now.The pain he felt, however, was useful to him. It taught him to know that we may often obtain far greater happiness by denying ourselves for the sake of others, than in seeking alone the gratification of our own appetite; and he seriously resolved he would try in future to do better. THE ORPHAN'S SONG. Father, an orphan's prayer receive, And listen to my plaintive cry, Thou only canst my wants relieve, Who art my father in the sky.I have no father here below,No mother kind to wipe my tears.These tender names I never know, To suage rny grief and quell my fears. But thou wilt be my parent nigh, In every hour of deep distress, And listen to an orphan's sigh,And soothe the anguish of my breast.Thy word has promis'd all I need, More l ban a father's, mother's care, Thou wilt the hungry orphan feed. And always listen to. his prayer.EARTHLY JOY. 'Tis a flower that withers soon, Often fades before 'tis noon; 'Tis a star of faintest light, Oft conceal'd Coach Outlet Online by clouds of night; 'Tis a stream, whose gentle flowâ, Whispers oft in sounds of woe: But there is a joy more sweet, Never follow'd by regret. Wouldst thou have it? look above, There it grows midst scenes of love, Always fresh, and bright, and fair. It will ever flourish there. A MOTHER'S LOVE.Among the " lofty deeds and daring high," which stamped the early years of our country as its heroic age, I well remember reading a thrilling incident that occurred in the State of Vermont,âan incident which I have often called to mind, as an admirable illustration of the gigantic power of a mother's love, when summoned to meet a terrible emergency. A family consisting of the parents and eleven children, whose place of residence was a distant outpost, were one day surprised by the fierce war-whoop of a party of Indians; and ere escape could Coach Factory Outlet be effected, the murderous tomahawk was brandished over the heads of the defenceless household, and cruelly bathed in the blood of the father. The children were then secured as captives, and the victorious band were then on their way to their forest homes, leaving- the afflicted mother behind as not worth the trouble of taking. But her affections were too closely twined around all that was dear to her, to suffer them to be thus snapped in a moment; and though someivhat advanced in years, she determined to rescue her children from the cruel fate awaiting them, or share herself their tortures and their death. She followed the Indian trail as they disappeared in the woods; and when at length they encamped on the banks of a river, she breasted its troubled waves, and standing before her enemies, begged that One little child might be spared her. The Indians gave it to her in derision, for the sake of witnessing her struggles in conveying the burden over the wide and rapid stream. Joyfully the molher took the recovered! child, and buffeted the waves, till her precious burden was safely placed on the opposite shore. But the yearnings of her mother's heart was not thus easily to be satisfied. Again she crossed the stream, and agiiin Coach Outlet sued for a little one; and for the same reason her prayer was granted. And thus this heroic mother struggled and buffeted with the waves time after time, till she had borne away the last of her precious charge, and placed him safe on the opposite shore.And what will not a mother's love accomplish? What task is so severeâwhat suffering so intenseâ what risk so daring, as to defy her invincible ardor to repress the gushing springs of her affection, when a beloved child is to be saved from disgrace, or rescued from suffering? Well did one, who knew what was in the heart of woman, exclaim,There is none,In all this cold and hollow world, no fount Of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within A mother's heart. O! children love your mother.
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