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You can chant in happy measure,

As they slowly pass alony ;
Though they may forget the singer,

They will not forget the song.
If you have not gold and silver

Ever ready to command,
If you cannot towards the needy

Reach an ever open hand,
You can visit the allicted,

O’er the erring you can weep,
You can be a true disciple,

Sitting at the Saviour's feet.
If you cannot in the conflict,

Prove yourself a soldier true,
If where fire and smoke are thickest,

There's no work for you to do,
When the battle-field is silent,

You can go with careful tread,
You can bear away the wounded,

You can cover up the dead.
Do not then stand idly waiting

For some greater work to do,
Fortune is a lazy goddess,

She will never come to you.
Go and toil in any vineyard,

Do not fear to do or dare,
If you want a field of labor,

You can find it anywhere.

JOSIL BILLINGS ON “MANIFEST DESTINY."

MANIFEST destiny iz the science ov going tew bust, or enny other place before yu git thare. I may be rong in this centiment, but that iz the way it strikes me, and i am so put together that when enny thing strikes me i imme

jiately strike back. Manifest destiny mite perhaps be blocked out agin az the condishun that man and things find themselfs in with a ring in their nozes and sumboddy hold ov the ring. I may be rong agin, but if i am, awl . hav got tew sa iz, i don't kno it, and what a man don't kno ain't no damage tew enny boddy else. The tru way that manifess destiny had better be sot down iz, the exacz distance that a frog kan jump down hill with a striped snake after him ; i don't kno but i may be wrong, onst more, but if the frog don't git ketcthed the destiny iz jist what he iz a looking for.

When a man falls into the bottom ov a well and makes up biz minde tew stay thare, that ain't manifess destiny enny more than having yure hair cut short iz; but if he almoste gits out and then falls down in agin 16 foot deeper and brakes off his neck twice in the same plase and dies and iz buried thare at low water, that iz manifess destiny on the square. Standing behind a cow in tly time and gitling kicked twice at one time, must feel a good deal like manifess destiny. Being about 10 seckunds tew late tew git an express train, and then chasing the train with yure wife, and an umbreller in yure hands, in a hot day, and not getting az near tew the train az you waz when yu started, looks a leetle like manifess destiny on a rale rode trak. Going into a tempranse house and calling for a little old Bourbon on ice, and being told in a mild way that“ the Bourbon iz jist out, but they hav got sum gin that cost 72 cents a gallon in Paris," sounds tew me like the manifess destiny ormoste tempranse houses.

Mi dear reader, don't beleave in manifess destiny unti! gu see it. Thare iz such a thing az manifess destiny, but when it occurs it iz like the number ov rings on the rakocn's tale, ov no great consequense onla for ornament. Man wanit made for a machine, if he waz, it waz a locomotiff machine, and manifess destiny must git oph from the trak when the bell rings, or git knocked higher then the price ov gold. Manifess destiny iz a disseaze, but it iz eazy tew heal; i hav seen it in its wust stages 'cured bi sawing a cord ov dri hickory wood.

I thought i had it onse, it broke out in the shape ov poetry; i sent a speciment ov'the disseaze tew a magazine, the magazine man wrote me nex day az follers,

Yu may be a phule, but yu are no poeck. Yures, in haste,"

Dear Sur:

fit;

Come, sit thee down! Here is the bench where Benjamin

would sit On First-day afternoons in spring, and watch the swallows He loved to smell the sprouting box, and hear the pleasant

bees Go humming round the lilacs and through the apple trec s. I think he loved the spring: not that he cared for flowers:

most men Think such things foolishness—but we were first acquainted

then, One spring; the next he spoke his mind; the third I was

his wife, And in the spring (it happened so) our children entered

life.

He was but seventy-five: I did not think to lay him yet
In Kennett graveyard, where at Monthly Meeting tirst we

met. The Father's mercy shows in this : 'tis better I should be Picked out to bear the heavy cross-alone in age--than he.

We've lived together fifty years ; it seems but one long

day, One quiet Sabbath of the heart, till he was called away; And as we bring from Meeting-time a sweet contentment

home, So, Hannah, I have store of peace for all the days to come. [ mind (for I can tell thee now) how hard it was to know If I had heard the spirit right, that told me I should go; For father had a deep concern upon his mind that day, But mother spoke for Benjamin-she knew what best to

say

Then she was still : they sat awhile : at last she spoke She wears, thee knows, the gayest gowns, she hears a

again,

hireling priestAh, dear! the cross was ours ; her life's a happy one, at

least. Perhaps she'll wear a plainer dress when she's as old as Would thee believe it, Hannah ? once I felt temptation

nigh! My wedding-gown was ashen silk, too simple for my taste: I wanted lace around the neck, and a ribbon at the waist.

came

How strange it seemed to sit with him upon the women's

side! I did not dare to lift my eyes : I felt more fear than

pride, 'Till, “in the presence of the Lord,” he said, and then there A holy strength upon my heart, and I could say the same. I used to blush when he came near, but then I showed no

sign; With all the meeting looking on, I held his hand in mine. It seemed my bashfulness was gone, now I was his for life: Thee knows the feeling, Hannah-thee, too, hast been a

wife. As home we rode, I saw no fields look half so green as

ours; The woods were coming into leaf, the meadows full of

flowers; The neighbors met us in the lane, and every face was

kind 'Tis strange how lively everything comes back upon my

mind. I see, as plain as thee sits there, the wedding-dinner

spread;

i

Eusebius never cared to farm-'twas not his call in truth,
And I must rent the dear old place, and go to daughter

Ruth.
Thee'll say her ways are not like mine—young people

now-a-days
Ilave fallen sadly off, 1 think, from all the good old ways.
But Ruth is still a Friend at heart; she keeps the simple

tongue, The cheerful, kindly nature we loved when she was young: And it was brought upon my mind, remembering her, of

late,
That we on dress and outward things perhaps lay tvo

much weight.
I once heard Jesse Kersey say, "a spirit clothed with grace,
And pure, almost, as angels are, may have a homely face.”
And dress may be of less account; the Lord will louk

within :
The soul it is that testities of righteousness or sin.
Theo mustn't be too hard on Ruth : she's anxious I should

go, And she will do her duty as a daughter should I know. 'Tis hard to change so late in life, but we must be resigned The Lord looks down coutentedly upon a willing mind.

FOUND DEAD.-- Albert Leiyktm.
Found dead-dead und alone,

There was nobody near, nobody near
When the outcast died on his pillow of stone,
No mother, no brother, 10 sister clear,
Nor a friendly voice to soothe or cheer;
Not a watching eye or a pitying war.
Found dead-dead and alone,
In the rootless street, on a pillow of stone.
Many a weary day went by,
While wretched and worn he begged for bread,
Tired of life and longing to lie
Peacefully down with the silent dead.
Hunger and cold and scorn and pain,
llad wasted his form and scared his brain,
Till at last on a bed of frozen ground,
With a l'illow of stone was the outcast found.

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