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his host, impatiently. “It has fellow,” Charlie had said to How his purpose to write. His friends
ard ; and that youth replied, “Not frequently said to him “ Why don’t
burned out. It wants oil.”
Written for the Herald.
" You have diagnozed your own a bit stuck up if he is rich.” “ He you begin ? You are getting along
Death of Little Children.
case. You want oil. You have plays the best game of ball and in life and after awhile you will be
lawn tennis of any one I know,’’’ too okl to write the poem.* And
Many sweet children have lived and died, burned out your strength and never
renewed the supply. Good-night.” added Charlie. “ He’s always such he would keep saying: “ To-morrow
And said good-by at the riverside ;
They dipped their feet in the shining
He would not speak another a gentleman too; one never hears I will begin.” ’But once when to
any swear words ortlang from him. morrow came, he was dead and his
and faded away like a lovely dream.
We are often reminded of the old I’d like to be such a man, wouldn’t life work was done, and what he
had gathered worthless.
clergyman’s answer when we read a you ?” asked Howard.
We shall meet them again on the shore, book by some once popular writer,
E. E. Hale Bays : “ There is.
Having felt the admiration ex
We shall meet them again on the shore
made up of mannerisms, of re-heated pressed in the above sentence, it is great virtue in beginning. To be
With fairer face and angel grace,
pathos or passion, and of vapid fil not surprising. that Howard ap gin means that you are going to
E ich loved one will welcome us there.
ling up. -There is the lamp in peared a little abashed as his hero’s succeed and that you know you
Many dear children we know do stand
And tune their harps in the better land ; shape and color as before. But the Voice fell on his ear, for he was are—that there ¡8 no such word as
Their little hands from each'golden oil is burned out. He forgot to painfully conscious that the expla ‘ fail.’ ”
“ Well begun
nation which was overheard in the
keep up the supply.
Is half done”
Brings music sweet while the angels
We have sermons, too, which are balcony was unworthy of a Chris
mere literary efforts, instead of ap„- tian lad. Nevertheless Howard is an old saying which has grown
Brings music sweet while the angels
out of the experience of the world.
peals from one human soul which raised his hat,saying,
“ I did not know you were there, And the Italians bave an old pro
has found God to others who knew
They used to mourn when the'children
him not. The lamp gives no light, Mr. McDonald ; you rather startled verb, “It is the first shower that
wets,” by which they mean very
fair as its construction may be. me with your solemn words.”
! Before King Jesus was crucified,
thé same thing.
The cross with light unchanging beam, The preacher spent all his effort in
“ I am not sorry to jlo that, my
If, therefore, you think you ought
Now lights all the way over the misty the construction and forgot that young friend, for I should like to
impress *6n your mind that it doe» to study your lesson, don’t say “ I
there was no oil^inside.
Now lights all the way over the misty
The Savior gives the same figure make a difference' how' we treat will by and by/’ but begin now.
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deeper meaning. He tells us of the every one with whom we meet, no If you feel like helping mamma, be
time when all the -souls of men matter if only once met. The un gin at once ; she may not need yoqr
Lamps Withoùt Oil.
shall go forth-to meet him to whom kind-speech you made to the com- help when you have had a good
time pfaying first. If you think,
Old Father K----- was well they shall render an account of pariion on the- ball ground, may “ I ought to turn over a new leal
known in Western Virginia, in the their work in life. They would all have lasting effect on him. He and do better than I have,” begin.
early part of this century, as one then willingly appear fair and knows you belong to Christian If you feel, “I ought to give
of the few remaining specimens of shining in his sight. But some will parents. He, as I happen to know, iny heart to Christ and be his little
the old type of itinerant preachers, ’ have forgotten to bring oil; their does not. The thought miy occur child,” do it at once. In this case
rugged, acrid, almost fierce in hi9 lamps will have gone out.— Selected. to him that boys of Christian pa the beginning is the main thing. If
rents are no better than others—
attacks upon Satan in a soul which
The Difference it Makes.
Something which is said everyday, you only truly begin to give him
he wished to save, yet with a depth
J-i- , BI HABXIET COCPLABD.
because we donotguard carefully our your heart, you will find the work
of tender feeling underneath which
done—He never delays to accept
showed itself, however, but rarely.
“ Well, what’s the difference 1 actions and words. Remember that
one who begins in earnest to serve
On one occasion, the old gentle Don’t suppose I’ll even see him every word, every act has its influ Him.
man went to Pittsburgh, and was again, any way,” and with this ex ence, and there will be no excuses
If you feel like starting a mis
the guest of a prominent politician cuse Howard Bradley “ shied ” a for unkind ones, at the throne of
society among your com
and lawyer whom he had known in pebble that he held in his hand at God in the* day of judgment. I
panions, or an Excel Band, begin.
a happy father bird, who was ex feel the greatest interest in both of
his youth as a hopeful convert.
The longer you put it off the less
In the evening his host came in pressing his joy at the successful you, my young friends,” continued
likely you are to succeed.
to his room haggard and exhausted hatching of four blue eggs in a nest Mr. McDonald, “ and I want you to
No matter what the thing may
feel that you are in some measure
with heavy work in (hecourts, sup not far off.
be you are proposing to do, if, it be
plemented by a campaigning tour
“ ‘ Every human being that we your brother’s keeper. Therefore
worth doing at all, the sooner it is
and incessent stump-speaking.
meet with in this world, though we be ever on your guard, more espe
begun the better.— Ex.
" I wish you could prescribe for should never meet with him again, cially in holiday times—for ’tis
me, Father K----- ,”he said’ “ You will meet with us at the day of said that more wrong is done in
used to be a skillful physician for judgment.’ So some wise man has leisure than in busy moments—
When eight Quaker ladies had
both body and mind. My brain is written,” said a voice from the bal that no human soul shall meet with
appointment, and seven punctu
failing, my memory plays me false. cony, and looking up, Howard saw
I can no longer formulate my ideas young Mr. McDonald sitting with ‘ But for him I should be among the al and the eighth, being a quarter
of an hour too late, began apologiz
with force or directness. After a his slippers and newspaper, appar redeemed of the Lord.’ ”
To his evening prayer Howard ing fur keeping the others waiting,
sleepless night my hand shakes in ently enjoying the cool of the
added this petition : “ From all sin the reply from one of them wa«, “ I
the morning like that of a drunkard evening.
in moments of pleasure and leisure, am sorry, friend, that thee should
or a nervous woman. Tonics and
Lord deliver me.”— Ex.
medicines have no effect. What is
have wasted thine own quarter of
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the matter with me ?”
hour, but thee had no right to waste
The lamp beside Father E— at ! some of thft hot days at the seaside.
two hours and seven-eighths more
Before I give you Howard’s re ~3VTien y ou' La ve iiïade" up -ymrr -of -w. lime which. waa .noMhipe
the moment burned low, and went
out with a sputter and nauseous ply to Mr., McDonald’s remark, I mind to do anything the best thing own.” And of Washington it is
smell. The old clergyman began to must tell you that this young gen to do is to begin.
said, that when his Secretary, on
It is said of Alfred De Bigney some important occasion was late,
pull up the wick and to turn the
that he spent his life getting ready and excused himself by saying that
• There is no use in that/” said
“ Mr. Mack -is such a splendid, to begin a great poem which it was his wat^h was too slow, the reply