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guest at her houSe. She narrowly
often takes is contempt for the
The Genius of Christ.
observed him, and she was per
Summer foolishness is a kind of thermometer. A man afliicted with
What is genius ? When one dis
disease which has epidemic proper it insists that the weather is of no plays great talent in a certain suaded by what she saw in him
that he was a man of godly sin-
ties. At least there seems to be consequence anyway.
direction, he is sometimes called a
.c ex i t yLl..w,Nor m> a miAra intim a te.
■^mAthing mtrhing atmut. it.. It work and cat ami driq|y just-, the... '»WrfHr
breaks out in many forms, one of same in July as in January, regard Genius originates, invents,- creates. acquaintance did she find cause to
its symptoms is a mania for travel. less of the climate. He loads his Talent reproduces that which has change her opinion in this regard.
The victim feels that he must go stomach with heavy food. He been and still is. Great learning, Elisha’s daily life corresponded
somewhere. He chafes and frets drives and pushes and puffs and extensive acquisitions in science, with his high vocation as a prophet
and loses his appetite, and sighs tears through bis work like a educated skill in the arts may exist of the Lord.
like a lovesick person. If possible, locomotive under a full head of in a high degree...distuiguhkJiu. And thus should it be with
be b i eaks iwa y~frmn“,lrtirT(Wforr' nte nw .---- H e feels —iini'iimfui Lflbtll," ’ dividuals, and serve useful purposes respect to the ffifnisteM Of thé LflrtT
able home, and goes on a long jour and drinks ice water like a Polar in life, without the accompaniment Jesus Christ. Every such minister
ney in hot and dusty cars, finding bear, and the fiery liquors which of originality. He who has not should have the reputation with
in the indigestable provender for makes him more uncomfortable originality has not genius. He all that know him of being “an
sale at the stations the inhaling of still. He may escape a sunstroke who has, by-the right ^usc of which holy man of God,” and he should
several pounds of dirt and cinders, by wearing a cabbage leaf in his new combinations and devices are bo indeed such. He should be in a
high degree a holy man. He is the
riding until every joint in him hat, but gets ati intimation of what • introduced into the world, “ that
aches, and his body seems to be purgatory is like before the Sum diminish the pains and add to the servant of a holy Master, and he
reduced tojelly. The trip cures his mer is out, if he docs not get caught pleasures of mankind is both a has to do with holy things,
fever, and when his senses return by delirium tremens which is one’ genius and a benefactor. The himself should be holy. “ Be ye
he sees how foolish it was to go of the foretastes of the place no spindles in our mills, the locorno- clean that bear the vessels of the
steaming across the country in the longer mentionable. One symptom motives in our shop» represent Lord.” Be ye holy that minister
torrid heat, enduring no end of dis of this complaint is a craving to eat genius. s The swift play of the one, at the altar.. Be ye such men that
comfort, when the true thing for the easiest of all sorts of fruit; and the majestic tread of the other the world shall take knowledge of
the season is to keep as quiet as and the green apple fiend,-the un- across the Continent in paths of you that you have been with Jesus.
posaible jn .the coolest .-place, that ripe peach and pear ,fu4riuutwm stertris genius tnnnotton. The Sited around you tha JightoCa bolx..^— -
can be found. Another form oi keep the undei takers busy through sewing machines in our houses, the influence. Let there be no dead fly
this disease is the fashionable hotel the season, and colonize the tftme- electric lights in our streets, the in your pot of ointment. Adorn
craze.lt afflicts women more fre teries with pathetic little~gr4ves system of telegraphy that webs the doctrine of God your Savior In
quently than uu:n. It usually be One of its most frequent symptoms and weds the nations, the propellers all things.
Some such ministers there have
People on our rivers and lakes, and the
gins early in May and the only is the excursion fever.
help for it is the buying and making usually sedate und sensible are steamers that plough the oceans— been, and still are. And though
of dresses enough for a small town. 'often suddenly seized with a passion all are the products of genius in their talents may not be great, they
Sometimes fifteen different Costumes to go with a multitude somewhere. Howe, in Morse, in Edison, in Ful- are useful. Such a minister there
will allay the mania^but frequently They find no peace until they,...get “tOTIT™" We ascribe genius to all who was in the parish adjoining that of
it takes fifty, according to the crowded ami jammed and elbowed give to the world new conceptions the writer a generation ago. He
length of the purse or the credit at and trod upon ; and if they live to of life, and new creations and com was not a great man, but he was a
a dry-goods establishment. No get ljorne, find their clothes soiled binations of thought and ideas. man who walked with God. He
sooner is this wardrobe finished, and their limbs sore, and their Now, turn the light of these did not preach great sermons, but
however, than the malady assumes tempers exasperated for a fortnight. definition* upon the Lord ^esus he preached by his holy, consistent
another form, and nothing will One of its worst forms is propensity Christ, ami see if he has not genius life all the days
* in the week. For
allay it but a season at a fashion to fight, which cotnes on after worthy of our best praise. It were forty long years did he thus preach,
able watering place, when all the drinking fusil oil, and barbarous folly to deny creative genius to and “ being dead, he yet speaketh.’
new dresses can be worn and weeks concoctions sold at the bar-rooms. him, by whose word the worlds His influence for good is yet felt in
can be spent in dressing and dining Nothing will do but to strike some sprang into being, and by whose that little hill town, and will bo
and hopping and driving and flirt body, and the original brjite in power they continue to exist. It thus felt for generations to come.
ing and other excitements. Some stincts, which have been handed were folly to deny originality to And such ministers should all
times the foolishness is so deeply down from primeval savagery, the Alpha and Omega of all mind ministers be. They should all be
seated that a lady has to visit a break out and destroy all the and matter, life ami spirit. Folly holy men of God.
Nor should ministers alone be
half dozen fashionable hotels in vestiges of centuries of civilizing again to deny superior intellectual
order to exist through a summer.' culture. These are all forms of one acumen to him who is the light of such. All the members of the
Sometimes the foolishness shows disease. Anri the only way to pre all intellect, the inspirerof all right church should be holy. They are
itself in a craving for a foreign tour, vent them is to preserve a cool thought, the incentive to all noble called with an holy calling, and
not to see any place in paiticular, rational common sense.— Christian Ation. Upon the impotent he ex they should be holy in all manner
of conversation. Like Zacharias
nor to learn anything worth finding at IKorfc.
erted the genius of his omnipotence
and Elisabeth, they should walk
out, but to woi k off the ferment of
and the lame walked, and the blind
the mind. There is a soit of .in
The first act of Divine justice in saw, and the deaf heard, and the together in all the commandments
terior effervescence which can be the infant Church at Jerusalem was dumb spake, and the dead awoke. and ordinances of the Lord blame
treated in no other way. Mose of to punish covetousnesifT And yet The genius of Christ is the genius less. They should be characterized
the people who go abroad discover the church has never dealt with this of Christianity, which is making for integrity and uprightness. They
when they get back that they have sin as it should. “ Whoever heard itself felt in all the different rela should be distinguished for what
spent several weeks and a few of a man being disciplined for cov tions and modifications of life, ami soever is lovely and of good report.
Thus will religion be adorned, and
hundred dollars, and have learned etousness ?” asks Dr. John Hall.
which is converting the world unto
that Europe is “ a big thing that “ Fur other sins,” he says, “ men are
thus will the kingdom of God be
God.— Christian In tell!<je ncer.
“ London is immense ;” that “ Paris cast out of the church ; but in this
advanced.—C lericus in N. Y. Ob
. “ A Holy Man of God.”
r is gorgeous,” and that “ Italy is a sin, which the Bible calls idolatry,
• paradise for fools to spend money they live and die without one hon
Such the Shunamite woman re
in.” One form Summer foolishness [ est rebuke.”
gardai Elisha, who was a frequent
Shall be a fruitful seed."