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them went into the cavern, after they had
GEORGE HERBERT. bolted the door of the hut-"And why should we not do now what we before in- AMONG all the worthies of the English tended ?” said Gregory, interrupting the Church, during the 17th century, none silence of his companions. “I think that are more deserving of our love and esteem a cup of tea would excellently refresh us.” than George Herbert. With these words he caught up a lamp,
From his earliest childhood " he seemed went to the cavern, and soon brought a (to use the quaint, but expressive lankettle of the most beautifully clear water, guage of his affectionate biographer, Izaak while Ivan took charge of the fire. Sa- Walton) to be marked out for piety and to tisfied and cheerful, they sat with their become the special care of Heaven, and of burning pipes around the smoking teapot, a particular good angel to guide and guard -a comfort which was this day the more him.” After spending several years at grateful to them, as, since their arrival at Westminster School, he entered Trinity Spitzbergen, they had enjoyed no warm College, Cambridge; where, after being drink. Especially the good old pilot felt made a master of arts and fellow, he was the deepest joy respecting the discovery elected orator of his college, an office of that spring—and certainly it was for which he held for eight years. The the unfortunate a treasure of inestimable earliest proof we have of his poetic talent, value. For whence during the long win. I is the sonnet beginning ter could they get water ? They could “My God. where is that ancient heat towards not reach the spring which lay on the thee, other side of the rock in the valley; and Wherewith whole shoals of martyrs once did if this also were the case, they would have
burn?" found but ice. Nothing else remained to which he composed in his seventeenth them than to help themselves to water year, and sent, as a New Year's Gift to from melted snow. Therefore, they must his mother. His poetry is still well known, the more thankfully have acknowledged and many of his pieces are unrivalled for the blessing. When the tea was drunk the sweetness. They are the breathings of a pilot said, “I am not yet tired: the re- soul purified from worldly dross, and seekcollection of the distress we have under- ing, above all things, the glory of God. gone may well indeed have driven off He was passionately fond of music; and in slumber. I am therefore of the opinion, his hours of relaxation from study, it was that we cannot better employ our time, his constant resource ; and he used to say than by undertaking a search through the of it, “ that it did relieve his drooping house, and examine all the caverns which spirits, compose his distracted thoughts, are connected with it."
and raise his weary soul so far above (To be continued.)
earth, that it gave him an earnest of the joys of Heaven before he possessed them.”
At the age of thirty-three, he entered HOME.-The pain which is felt when deacon's orders and was made prebend of we are first transplanted from our native Layton Ecclesia, a village near Spalden, soil, when the living branch is cut from in the diocese of Lincoln. He found the the parent tree, is one of the most poignant parish church in a most dilapidated conwhich we have to endure through life. dition ; bụt by his own contributions and There are after griefs which wound more those of his friends, he had the satisfacdeeply, which leave behind them scars tion of seeing it rebuilt and fitted for the never to be effaced, which bruise the service of God. Here he remained four spirit and sometimes break the heart; / years, when he entered priest's orders, and but never do we feel so keenly the want was inducted to the parsonage of Bemerof love, the necessity of being loved, and ton, near Salisbury, where he spent the the utter sense of desertion, as when we remainder of his blameless life in preachfirst leave the haven of home, and are, ing and teaching. He read prayers twice as it were, pushed off upon the stream of a day; and so beloved was he among his life. Precious indeed should be the asso- parishioners, that those whose avocations ciations connected with home.
prevented their joining him in the church,
stopped the plough when Mr. Herbert's prayers are equal to them !” The SunSaint's Bell rung, that they might worship day before his death he rose from his with him in spirit. His little work, en- couch, and calling for his instrument, took titled the “Country Parson,” contains it in his hand, exclaiming : excellent rules for the conduct of a clergy
" My God, my God, man; indeed, “that country parson that
My music shall find Thee; can spare twelve pence and yet wants it, is
And every string scarce excusable, because it will both
Shall have his attribute to sing ; direct him what he ought to do, and con- and having tuned it, sung his own exquivince him for not having done it.” Nor site lines: was it only by preaching that the pious Herbert taught his people ; his humble and "The Sundays of man's life!
Threaded together on Time's string, charitable life did more towards promoting
Make bracelets to adorn the wife piety than the most powerful sermons.
of the eternal glorious King; About this time, he married Jane Dan- On Sundays, heaven's gate stands ope, vers,—who, indeed, proved a helpmate for
Blessings are plentiful and rife,
More plentiful than hope." him ; her unfeigned humility making her so much beloved that, as honest Izaak Thus, as Izaak Walton beautifully Walton says, “love followed her in all observes--"he sung on earth such hymns places, as inseparably as shadows follow and anthems as he and the angels now substances in sunshine.
sing in heaven." On the day of his Mr. Herbert's love for music continued death, he remarked to one of his friends, unchanged to the last. He walked twice “My dear friend, I am sorry I have a week to the Cathedral-church at Salis- nothing to present to my merciful God bury; and on his return would say that his but sin and misery; but the first is partime spent in prayer and cathedral music doned, and a few hours will now put a elevated his soul, and was his heaven upon period to the latter,---for I shall suddenly earth. On one occasion, on his way to go hence, and be no more seen." Salisbury, he overtook a poor man whose
His friend reminded him of his many over - burdened horse had fallen. He acts of mercy, and of the active part he assisted the man to raise the animal, and, took in getting Leyton Church rebuilt. having given him money, proceeded to the “ These,” replied Herbert, “are good rendezvous of his musical friends, who works if they be sprinkled with the blood were surprised at his soiled and discom- of Christ, not otherwise.” posed appearance. On his relating the After this conversation he became restincident, one of them remarked that “heless, and his soul seemed weary of his disparaged himself by so dirty an employ-earthly tabernacle; but on looking up and ment;
" to which he replied, “That the observing his wife's tears, he besought her thought of what he had done would prove
“ if she loved him to withdraw to the next music to him at midnight, and that the room, for nothing but her lamentations omission of it would have upbraided him could make death uncomfortable.” He and made discord in his conscience, when- gradually became weaker; and having bid ever he should pass by that place: for adieu to his wife and sorrowing friends, he if I be bound to pray for all that be in said “Lord, forsake me not now when my distress, I am sure that I am bound, so far strength faileth me; but grant me mercy as it is in my power, to practise what I for the merits of my Jesus. And now,
Lord-Lord! now receive my soul ;" and Thus he continued working for his with these words, he fell asleep. Divine Master, till a painful disease “Thus he lived, and thus he died, like a (asthma) confined him to his chamber. saint, unspotted of the world, full of alms
Mr. Duncon, a neighbouring clergy- deeds, full of humility, and all the examman, coming one day to see him, offered ples of a virtuous life.” to pray with him ; and on asking what " All must to their cold graves : prayers he should use, the dying minister But the religious actions of the just answered, Oh, sir! the prayers that
Smell sweet in death and blossom in the dust." I have been accustomed to, no other
THE WORK-TABLE FRIEND.
CHEMISETTE IN BRODERIE AN
French muslin, and W. Evans & Co.'s Moravian cotton, No. 70, and embroidery cotton, No. 40.
This chemisette is drawn on a scale about one-third the size of the full chemisette, one-half the pattern being given complete. A very slight knowledge of drawing should enable a lady to increase her own patterns. To do so, divide the engraving into a certain number of squares, by lines drawn completely across it, at the half and quarters, both perpendicular and horizontal. Take a piece of writing-paper rather larger than the full-sized pattern, and after lightly tracing out the proper shape, divide it also into the same number of squares, placed at equal distances.
Nothing can be simpler, after this, than to draw the whole design, increasing every part proportionably so that it shall occupy the same space in the large square that it does in the small one.
A very little practice will enable any one to do this correctly.
When two halves of a design correspond, one only need be drawn. If transferred to tracing paper, which is the work of a few minutes, one half can be marked on the muslin from the one side, and one from the other.
A piece of French muslin, the shape of the entire front of the chemisette, is to be used, and the centre only worked. A collar, open at the back, is worn with it.
The design is to be traced with embroidery cotton, and sewed with the Moravian, except the stems, for which the former is to be used. All the eyelet-holes and other parts which are black in the engraving, are cut out in working, except the diamond - shaped centres of the flowers, which have only a small eyelet-hole in the middle.
The chemisette front, with cotton and toile ciré, sent free for 4s.
WATCH-HOOK IN CROCHET.
the round, at equal distances, which will
be by working two in every other stitch. Materials.—2 shades of green, and 2 shades 5th to the 11th Round.-Sc all round, of pink or crimson wool; also a skein of claret increasing eight stitches, at equal distances, Teel of cannetille, and piece of coarser wire; also
in every stitch. Fasten off. 2 mother-of-pearl watch-hooks.
FLOWERS, of which fourteen will be
required for the pair of watch-pockets, 6 With the crystal wool make a chain of being of one shade, and eight of the other. four, and form it into a round.
Every flower has five petals, which are 2 Sc stitches in every worked thus. Take the pink or crim
son wool, make 5 ch. Take a finger2nd Round.—2 stitches in every stitch, length of cannetille, and work round the inserting the hook under both sides of the chain, miss 1–1 Sc, i Sdc in one stitch, chain in every stitch, in this and all the 2 Dc in the next, 2 Stc in the next, 2 Sdc following rounds.
in the next, 1 Dc in the same, 1 sdc and 3rd Round.--2 Sc stitches in every one
1 Sc in the same. Bend the wire, and of the eight in the preceding round. make 1 Sdc in the same stitch, then 1 Dc, 4th Round.— Increase eight stitches in 1 and 2 Stc in the same, 2 Stc in the next,
1st Round. stitch
2 Dc in the next, 1 Sdc and 1 Sc in the DUTIES OF YOUNG LADIES TO last, in which work also a slip stitch and fasten off. This forms one petal, and five
THEIR ASSOCIATES. will be required for each flower.
The importance of virtuous associates The eye of the flower is made with gold on the youthful mind is universally ad. thread. Ist. 5 ch, close it into a round mitted. The human heart was made for by a slip stitch on the 1st. chain.
friendship. Still, in the selection of inti. 2nd Round.—3 ch, slip stitch on the slip mates among her own sex, a young lady stitch, + 3 ch, slip stitch on the last needs to be cautious. Imperfections there stitch and on the one next to it, + 4 | will be, even in those cases where a times. Fasten off. When you have done rare combination of excellent qualities 14 of these, proceed to make up your exists. Elevation of character, frankness flowers. Take a piece of fine wire, double of disposition, firmness of principle, sterit, and slip it through the centre of the ling virtue, and a warm heart, are the little golden star; arrange the petals characteristics to be sought in a friend. round, and fix them in their places, by Congeniality of taste, pursuits, intelleccovering the wire and all the ends with tnal pleasures and religious principle, congreen wool, worked closely round it. Then stitute other essential prerequisites. "Judge take some very fine yellow silk, and sew before friendship, then confide till death.” each point of the star down to one of the When you have found those of confive petals.
genial spirit, strive to be mutually and THE LEAVES. With the green wool, greatly beneficial to each other. Kindly 18 ch, take a piece of green cannetille, point out each other's imperfections ; three times as long as the 18 chain, hold share each other's joys and sorrows; it in, and work on the chain,-1 Sc, 1 Sdc, exchange books, and make the knowledge 1 Dc, 2 Dc in the next, 1 Dc in the next, of each common to both. When you 1 Sdc in the next, 1 Dc in the next, 1 Stc meet, discuss not character, but useful in the next, 2 Stc in the next, 1 Stc in the and entertaining topics.- When absent, next, Dc in the next, 1 Sdc in the next, regularly correspond, making judicious 2 Dc, 2 Sdc, 1 Sc, 1 ch. Bend the wire, criticisms where manifest defects of com. and do 1 Sc stitch in the stitch in which position, or errors of sentiment require. you worked the last Sc; 2 Sdc, Dc, 1 Sdc, A young lady's sense of propriety will
Dc, 1 Stc, 2 Stc in one, 1 Stc in the lead her as a matter of course to treat next, 1 Dc, 1 Sdc, 1 Dc, 2 Ddc in one, civilly those of the other sex with whom 2 Dc, 1 Sc, 1 slip stitch in the last stitch. she comes in contact. As the receiving Fasten off.
of special attentions from young men is Do 40 leaves, half the number being of not to be regarded as a duty, but is to be each shade.
left entirely optional, a few suggestions Cut two rounds of cardboard, the size on this topic will suffice. Indeed, it is of the rounds already made in crystal | thought by the more judicious that all wool. Cover them with silk on one side, such attentions had better be discouraged drawing up the other, and covering it with till the lady has arrived at the age of the woollen round. Sew them together at twenty. The less the youthful mind the edges. Take a piece of stout wire, dwells upon lovers and matrimony, the large enough to go more than twice round better. In deciding who are worthy of the circle. Hold the ends together, hav- special regard remember that “ Around ing bent it into the form seen in the the mind of every one is a sphere of its engraving, and cover the ends with green own quality, as odour surrounds a flower ; wool rolled round it; place the leaves and and this quality is perceived in attraction flowers on the wire, as seen in the engrav- and repulsion by all who are similar or ing, covering in the ends, and joining them dissimilar.” To the first impressions of to the thick wire, by winding on the green character, therefore, a young lady may wool. When the whole of the wire, includ- pay some regard. Then, if she has broing the loop by which it is to be suspended, thers, their opinions should have weight is covered, sew the round to it, and add in the decision.
Especially should pa. the mother-of-pearl hooks.
rents be consulted in the matter.