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DALECARLIAN PEASANT WOMAN Happy dreams kind angels whisper
TAKING HER CHILD TO BE

Through the live-long night;
BAPTIZED.

Jesus, tender Shepherd, keep them
KROFESSOR HOCKERT of the Till the morning light.

Stockisolm Academy, in the Little Willie, Baby Jeanie,
picture we bere engrave, gives

May He watch you still ;
a view of Dalecarlian peasant

May you never leave His keeping, life. The costume almost re

Choosing your own will.
minds one of Italy, and with

Life is full of sorrow, Jeanie,
the exception of the head-
dress, which is not uncommon,

May those busy feet

Move on many a kindly errand,
is totally different from that

Have a mission sweet.
worn in every-day life, and
only used at weddings, chris-

Comfort to the sick and lonely
tenings, &c. The child is

May they ever bring; carried by the mother snugly ensconced in

Where they tread, may desert places a bed, made in a long flat basket with two

Like the garden spring. large handles; and sticking up at the side So when life's long day is over, of the basket is the wooden staff or tally, And your quiet bed on which the registry of the child's age is Has a deeper, stiller slumber kept by cutting a notch at the end of each With the silent dead, year. The people in appearance, manners, You may rest in Jesus' keeping, and language, especially the latter, very Till you hear His voice much resemble the Irish, and their religion

Saying, 'Come, ye blessed children, is that which is called Lutheran.

Waken, and rejoice.
WILLIE AND JEANIE.

Enter now the happy kingdom,

That your Father's love

Has prepared for His true servants, See them at their play;

In His home above.'

B. Never still and never silent All the summer day.

MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE EAST. Pattering feet and merry voices, Jeanie will not rest;

MANNER OF PAYING HOMAGE. All the day to frisk and frolic Pleases Willie best.

any

one in the East wishes to

show great respect to those above But when bathing-time is over

him, he does so by crossing his arms, bowRestless Willie sleeps,

ing to the ground, or even kissing the earth. And to Baby Jeanie's eyelids

Sometimes persons touched the hem of the Quiet slumber creeps.

dress of those from whom they hoped to Busy feet are still and silent,

obtain some favour. So the woman who Eager hands at rest;

had an issue of blood came behind our Bright eyes closed, and fair heads gently Saviour, and touched the border of His On soft pillows prest.

garment, and in a moment she was cured.

LITTLE Willie, Baby Jeanie

,

WHEN

MONS

6

THE UPRIGHT JUDGE AND THE seigneur Darboy, bravely and calmly met his

death at the same time, and under similar GOOD ARCHBISHOP.

circumstances. It might be said that he ONS. BONJEAU, a French judge, expected it from the very commencement

was one of the hostages barbarously of the Revolution, and that he was quite massacred at the prison of La Roquette in prepared to offer himself, if necessary, as May, 1871, by the Communists of Paris. a victim.

When the Père Hyacinthe, a This good magistrate, as soon as he was celebrated French preacher, went to take seized and imprisoned, expected to die. leave of him, before starting on a journey So well known was his integrity, that on to Rome, several months previously, after his asking leave to go to some little dis- having spoken of the storm which was tance out of Paris to say farewell to his gathering over their heads as they took family, he was allowed to depart alone, and leave of each other, the venerable Archhe honestly returned next day to his prison. | bishop added with emphasis, "To meet

He thought that the best way to prepare again here below, or elsewhere.' himself for appearing in the presence of It is stated that at the beginning of his God was to study His Word, so he wrote to captivity, it was proposed to ransom him a friend requesting him to send him a Bible for the sum of two millions of francs. "I in very large print, that he might be able am not worth so much,' he replied with to read all the longer without fatigue. The his sweet smile. Holy Scriptures were sent to him, and When the soldiers went to fetch him for doubtless he read them in his prison ac- execution, “Here I am,' he replied, simply cording to his pious design; doubtless, too, and without a complaint. He walked he prayed, and found what he sought, -he through the ranks of the rebels, several of who seeks, finds, the salvation of his soul. whom grossly insulted him. Without being

And when the day came, and the gaolers in the least affected by this conduct, he made him pass along the dark corridors to replied to their insults by giving them his the neighbouring field, where a French pardon. officer commanded French soldiers to fire 'I forgive those who wish my death,

their noble fellow-countryman, he ad- he said to them; 'but what have I done to vanced to meet death with a perfect calm- you? I should much wish to know why ness; and when the good Archbishop, M. I am to die. It is painful to die without Darboy, exhausted by privations, seemed knowing why.' to fail a little, M. Bonjeau said to him in It is said that some National Guards a loud voice, Come, Monseigneur, rest could not be prevented from leaving their upon my arm.'

ranks, and going to prostrate themselves Arrived at the place of execution, he before the Archbishop to ask his blessing. remained standing close to the Archbishop, The above account of the death of these and said again, “Let us show that a ma- two Frenchmen is taken from a Protestant gistrate and an archbishop know how to almanack published by an Evangelical sodie!' Then, resolutely crossing his arms ciety in Paris, and so it is all the more upon his breast, he awaited death. Nine- weighty testimony to the faith, boldness, teen balls struck him at once.

and charity of this noble French judge and The excellent Archbishop of Paris, Mon- good archbishop.

J. F. C.

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