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Captain Cook, the great navigator, who rose from the ranks, and wrote his name among the immortals, is thus described by Mr. Walter Besant

in the "English Men of Action Series," just published. He was over | six feet high, thin and spare; his head was small; his forehead was broad; his hair was of a dark brown,

some how or other kept in marvel- pursuits. He lives out at Teddinglous order—a difficult thing to do. ton, where he has a market garden, in which he assiduously labors himself. The novelist is a good man of


It is a singular fact that Professor Max Muller, the eminent Orientalist, business, as well as a great writer, and makes his market garden pay; came to this country without know. ing a single word of English, which but he bestows much personal superhe writes so admirably to day. Al- vision upon it, and is himself an exthough at the time a mere youth, he pert gardener. It is to be feared, was deeply versed in Sanscrit, He. however, that his cultivation of his brew and Arabic, but never a word garden interferes with his cultivation of English did he know.

of literature, at least, to the extent

rolled back and tied behind in the fortunate enough, however, to have his admirers would like.

Extracts from Novels.

fashion of the time; his nose was as fellow passenger on the boat, Dr. long and straight, his nostrils clear W. H. Russell, of Crimean fame, and finely cut, his cheek bones were and Mr. Russell-then unknown to It is a strange kind of revelation, high, his eyes brown and small, but fame-constituted himself the spe- when one first sees consciously what well set, quick, and piercing; his cial providence, for the time being, all one's days one has been seeing eyebrows very large and bushy; his of the young German student. Pro- unconsciously. That is the keenest chin was round and full; his mouth fessor Muller lives in Oxford, in the feelings in deaths and partings.— firmly set; his face long. It was an house that years back Professor Francillon-Strange Waters. austere face, but striking.


thinks, perhaps wrongly, that with out being told whose face this is, in the portrait, we might know it as the face of a man remarkable for patience, resolution, perseverance, indomitable courage.



Goldwin Smith built for himself.

He rises early, and leads the long, laborious day of the devoted student. He is especially proud of an invention of his, which is designed to support the right arm when writing, and which, by an ingenious mechanical contrivance,discounts the probability of writer's cramp.


We are none of us fully aware of

our happiness while it is with us, and youth is as unconscious of it as the flower of its blossom. It is age alone which admires-and regrets. James Payn-The Canon's Ward.


Its influence Started once it rolls on ward like the little mountain rivulet, in a pure and increasing stream. To show kindness it is not necessary

Professor Blackie, Scotland's great"A word in Kindness spoken, A motion or a tear, est classical scholar, has a marvellous capacity for acquiring languages. It Can heal a heart that's broken Mr. R. D. Blackmore, the novelist, And make a friend sincere." may be said of him that there is was a barrister before definitely tak-. Kindness is one of the purest traits hardly a language which can boast ing to literature. He was called to of a literature with which he is not the Bar in 1852, and acquired a very that finds a place in the human heart. more or less conversant, and he finds fair practice. A good speaker and a It gives us friends wherever we his relaxation and pleasure in learn- close reasoner, Mr. Blackmore might may chance to wander. Whether ing a new language. His vitality very well have made his way up- we dwell with the savage tribes, or and powers of work are simply extra- wards, but the passion for writing with civilized races. ordinary. He rises early and reads proved too much for his enthusiasm never ceases. late, and is studying all day, save for law, and at last he took to his for a few hours that he devotes to pen altogether. His first appearexercise and social converse. He is ance as an author was when he puba "glorious conversationalist," brim- lished his poems on Franklin. Mr. to give large sums of money or to some wonderful deed. ful of ideas and bubbling over with Blackmore's poetic faculty is not to perform. eloquence, but the one demerit at- be doubted, and it has certainly con- Kindness makes sunshine wherever taching to his brilliant talk is that tributed to that distinction of style it goes. It finds its way into the acrid humor which, with all the in which he rejoices. He is, to boot, Professor's geniality, will flash out very learned in the Classics. His every now and then. His is an old knowledge of the ancient tongues house, with wide, lofty rooms, and has not, however, tainted his Eng- ever. plenty of breathing space. The lish style-a matter of too frequent to the laborer, who straightway for Professor's library is a superb room, occurrence. Mr. Blackmore, like his gets his weariness borne of the burand is crowded with books which are beloved Virgil, is devoted to country dens and heat of the day.

hidden chambers of the heart, and brings forth golden treasures which harshness would have sealed up forIt is the water of the Lethe

of a man.

KINDNESS 18 THE REAL LAW OF LIFE; dred fold its cost, for it may have KIND WORDS ARE LIKE JEWELS the link that connects earth with rescued for all future the manhood in the heart, never to be forgotten, heaven; the true philosopher's stone, Good and worthy con- but to cheer by their memory a long wherewith we purchase contentment, duct may meet with an unworthy or and sad life. While cruel words are peace and love. Would you live in ungrateful return; but the absence like darts in the bosom, leaving scars the remembrance of others after you of gratitude on the part of the that will be borne to the grave by shall have passed away? Write receiver cannot destroy the self-ap- their victim. Speak kindly at all your name on the tablets of their probation which recompenses the times; it encourages the downcast, hearts by acts of kindness, love and giver. Could they but know the cheers the sorrowing, and awakens mercy. We should not let ease or in ward peace that requites the the erring to an earnest resolve to indulgence contract our affection giver for a kindly act, even though do better, and gives them strength and wrap us up in a selfish enjoy. coldly received by the one to be to keep them. Always leave home ment; but we should accustom our- benefited, they would nesitate to let with kind words; for they may be selves to think of the distress of the kindly feelings have free expres- the last. Kind words! What are others, and how to best relieve them. sion. they? They are a healing balm to Kindness is the very principal of the wounded heart. When the soul love, an emanation of the heart, it is overwhelmed with sorrow, and encourages us all in our intercourse when hope's brightest prospects are with our fellowmen. withered, they are a fertile spot in


life's desert. When the heart is

burdened with the ills of life how

soon a few kind words will diminish

most costly gems that ever decked a

monarch's brow. Kind words to the

angry, for a "soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir

Some of them will fall upon good ground and return a hundred fold; they will bear fruits of happiness in KINDNESS DOES NOT CONSIST IN GIFTS, the bosom from whence they spring. but in generosity of spirit. Men The noblest revenge we can take may give their money and withhold upon our enemies is to do them a their kindness; but the kindness of kindness. To return malice for mal- that burden! They are more valuatrue sympathy is without beneficent ice and injury for injury will afford ble to the friendless and afflicted and results. How easy it is to diffuse but temporary gratification, and our by them more highly prized than the pleasure around him, and how truly enemies will only be the more bitter is one fond heart a fountain of glad- against us. But to take the first opness, making everything in its vicin portunity of showing how superior ity to freshen into smiles. In the we are to them by doing them a intercourse of social life it 18 by lit- kindness, or by rendering them a up anger." tle acts of watchful kindness recur- service, is the nobler way; the sting KIND WORDS TO THE AGED; ring daily and hourly-it is by words, of reproach will enter deeply into For they have endured enough of by gestures, by looks that affection their souls, while unto us our triumph life's ills; they will sink past scenes is won. He who neglects these will be rendered complete. A more into the soft, peaceful lap of forgettrifles, yet boasts that when a great glorious victory cannot be gained. fulness. Kind words to children; sacrifice is called for he shall be It speaks words of comfort to the for they will cause a smile so full of ready to make it, will rarely be despondent, urged on by a benevo joy and gratitude that it will lighten loved. The likelihood is he will not their faces like a sunbeam. Kind make it, and if he does, it will be words for all! for they will cost much rather for his own sake than nothing but what they will bountifor his neighbor's. fully repay. They never blister the tongue or For they are like a LITTLE KINDNESSES ARE GREAT ONES. lips, and no mental trouble ever spring of water on a hillsideThey drive away sadness and cheer arises from them. Words of kind- spreading beauty around, nourishing up the soul beyond all common ap-ness fitly spoken are both precious the beautiful flowers of friendship preciation. They are centers of and beautiful; they are worth much and love, causing them to grow and influence over others which may ac- and cost but little. Kind words are expand their foliage, imparting their complish much good. When such like the breath of the dew upon the fragrance to all around till transkindnesses are administered in time tender plant, falling gently upon the planted to a heavenly clime, where of need they are like "apples of gold drooping heart, refreshing its with- they will bloom in perpetual vigor in pictures of silver," and will long ered tendrils and soothing its woes. and unfading beauty forever.-Old be remembered. Reliable. A word of kind- And when the heart is sad and, like ness in a desperate strait is as wel- a broken harp, the chords of pleascome as the smile of an angel, and a ure cease to vibrate, how acceptable helpful hand-grasp is worth a hun- then are kind words from others.

lent heart it loves to cheer, console
and invigorate the man of sorrow.


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A hopeless or disappointed love is a better thing than a hampering marriage. Percy Grey-Errant.

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Through Nature's veins her strength, un-
dying, tides.

-Elegy on Dr. Channing.


that from morning to night floods
the markets, offices and streets of our
great cities. Tired, nervous, irritable,
possibly a little disheartened, he
If it is winter
starts for his home.
when he enters there is a bit of
bright fire, that makes a bad temper
seem like a sin in the contrast; a
noise of children, that is not disson-
ant; and an evident care for his com-
fort, telling, plainer than any words,
how constantly he has been in the

In a small chamber, friendless and unseen,
Toiled o'er his types one poor, unlearned mind of the house-mother, while
breasting the stress and strife of the
The place was dark, unfurnitured, and day; while a low, sweet voice, that

young man;


Yet there the freedom of a race began.
-To W. L. Garrison.


Slowly the Bible of the race is writ,

And not on paper leaves nor leaves of stone;
Each age, each kindred, adds a verse to it,
Texts of despair or hope, or joy or moan,
While swings the sea, while mists the
mountains shroud:

While thunder's surges bursts on cliffs of

Still at the prophet's feet the nations sit.


Children are God's apostles, day by day
Sent forth to preach of love, and hope, and

-On the Death of a Friend's Child,

O brain exact, that in thy scales
Canst weigh the sun and never err,
For once thy patient science fails,

Our problem still defies thy art—
Thou never canst complete for her
The distance and diameter

Of any simple human heart.

-Studies for Two Heads.

Earth gets its price for what earth gives us;
The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in;
The priest has his fee who covers and

excellent thing in woman, greets
him with words that ripple over the
fevered spirit like cool water.
the man who can nurse a bad temper
after that deserves to smart for it.
There is no place on the earth into
which a man can go with such per-
fect assurance that he will feel the
shadow of healing, as into such a
home as that. It is the very gate of
Heaven.-Robert Collyer.

Wives of Famous Composers.

Mendelssohn had many a passing attachment before he fell in love with Cecile Jeanrenaud, a young lady of great beauty, ten years younger than himself, and daughter of a clergyman of the French Reformed Church. In order to test the sincerity of his passion,he left Frankfort for a month, and stayed at Scheveningen, near to the Hague; but his devotion stood the trial of absence, and soon after his return to Frankfort he proposed, was accepted, and found in his wife a sweet companion for whom his devotion never wavered. Haydn, on the contrary, had a regular Xantippe for his wife. When a boy, and in great distress, he gladly accepted the hospitality of a compassionate barber in Vienna, named Keller, to whose two daughters he undertook to give musical lessons. He fell in love with the but she took the veil, and younger, Here is a man who has been in the thereupon the father, anxious to keep town all day, in the full tide of care, | him in the family, persuaded him to

shrives us,

We bargain for the graves we live in;
At the devil's booth are all things sold,
Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold;
For a cap and bell our lives we pay,

Bubbles we buy with a whole soul's tasking;

"Tis Heaven alone that is given away,
'Tis only God may be had for the asking.

-Studies for Two Heads.


his senior. By do-
was three years
marry the elder, Maria Ann, who
ing so he laid the foundation of a
domestic misery which makes it al-
most a wonder that he was able to

devote himself to musical composi-
tion at all. She was heartless, unso-
ciable, quarrelsome, extravagant,
bigoted-a regular scold, who was
as well fitted to make a man's life
thoroughly miserable as any woman
well could be. Her husband said of
her that "she didn't care a straw
whether he was an artist or a shoe-
maker." The innate genius of a man
must be firmly rooted to survive
such conditions as these.
wife was Caroline Brandt, a talented
soubrette, said to have been a good
deal spoiled by the public, though
she left the stage on her marriage.
She brought much happiness to
Weber, who was a model husband,
and felt that his greatest pleasure in
life was to provide for his wife and
children to the utmost of his power.
Mozart was first deeply enamored of
Aloysia, second daughter of Fridolin
Weber, a prompter and copyist of
Mannheim; but her own attachment
for him did not survive his absence
for a few months, and she scarcely
seemed to remember him on his re-

Four years afterwards, he
married Weber's third daughter,
Constanze; but though she had some
excellent qualities she proved to be a
thoroughly bad manager, and scarce-
ly the ideal wife for a man so care-
less about money matters as Mozart
They began housekeeping on
were in serious difficulties, whilst
next to nothing, and in six months
later on the wife suffered from al-
most constant illness. Mozart was
tenderness being shown towards her
greatly devoted to her, his playful
on, in his closing days, so much sad-
in a thousand quaint ways.
dened by want and melancholy, she,
though ill herself, was a veritable
"ministering angel" to him, and was
death of a devoted husband for whose
"half maddened" with grief at the

dead body she had not even the means to buy a coffin.-From Cas sell's Saturday Journal.

The Creed of the Poor,

The sense of justice is very strongly developed in the English character, and the sense of justice combined with the want of knowledge that sorrow and suffering is not the monopoly of the poor, but that there is an element of tragedy in the lives even of the most apparently prosperous, serves to intensify their conviction that the obvious hard

WITHIN yourselves deliverance must like manner, we hear of the reconcil.

be sought.
Each man his prison makes.

-Sir Edwin Arnold.

GOD made all things for Himself; and it is impossible He should make them for any other end than His own glory.-Sir T. Browne.

BOTH erudition and agriculture ought to be encouraged by govern ment; wit and manufactures will come of themselves.-Talleyrand.

ships of their lot, so infinitely out of
proportion to others, must be more
than compensated for in the eternity
to come. Such a faith requires no
religious profession, and perhaps its
simplicity is one of its greatest
recommendations. The Heaven they ligion?-Thomas a' Kempis.
believe in will be theirs, if in pa-
tience, honesty, and sobriety, they
live their life on earth.

THE desire of knowledge is nat-
ural to everyone, but what advantage
be not seasoned with virtue and re-
is it to be knowing if that knowledge

The poor neither care for nor understand the dogma of the Christian religion. To them it represents mere verbiage. The rock on which they build their faith is the teaching of Christ denuded of all doctrinal mysteries, and the pure, lofty unselfishness of His character appeals to their weary, sorrowful souls.

"To love God and do your duty to your neighbor" is the daily practice and desire of the poor. Their love is shown in their intense belief in His goodness and mercy, duty to their neighbor in the daily and hourly acts of kindness, helpfulness, and charity to one another. National Review.

and their

Religion and Creed.

If true happiness consists in knowledge, and if perfect knowledge can only be acquired after death, felicity appears to be reserved for death, or after death.-Tasso.

TIME is like a rapid river and a rushing torrent of all that comes and passes.

A thing is no sooner well come than it is past, and then another is borne after it, and this too will be carried away.-Aurelius.

iation of religion and morality. The answer is the same: they are one and indivisible. Whatever tends to ele

vate the virtue, the purity, the generosity of mankind, is high religion;

whatever debases the heart or hardens the conscience, under whatever pretext, is low religion.-A. Stanley. By others' faults wise men correct their own.


When our vices leave us we flatter ourselves that we leave them.

It is as great a point of wisdom to ledge. hide ignorance as to discover know

No man hath a thorough taste of prosperity to whom adversity never happened.

Truth is born with us, and we must do violence to Nature to shake off our veracity.

Complaisance renders a superior amiable, an equal agreeable, and an inferior acceptable.

There cannot be a greater treach. ery than first to raise a confidence, and then deceive it.

Excess of ceremony shows want of breeding. That civility is best which excludes all superfluous formality.

A HINDU candidate for Christian baptism was asked what evidence he Pitch upon that course of life had to offer of his conversion. "For- which is the most excellent, and merly," he said, "I was proud and habit will render it the most delightdelighted in evil, but since I heard ful. the words of Jesus I delight in these things no more."

REPENTANCE is a purifying power, and every tear is of a cleansing virtue, but these penitential clouds must be kept dropping; one shower will not suffice; for repentance is not one single act, but a cause.-Dr. Louth.

Ingratitude is a crime so shameful that the man was never yet found who would acknowledge himself guilty of it.

As to be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature, to be so to the utmost of our abilities is to the glory of men.

No man was ever cast down with the injuries of fortune unless he has before suffered himself to be deceived by her favors.

Whittier has been requested to contribute to a symposium on "What it is to be a Jew." He thus writes: "I don't know what it is to be a Jew, but I know what it is to be a Christian, who has no quarrel with others about their creed, and can love, respect, and honor a Jew who indivisible. Whatever enlarges our honestly believes in the faith of his ideas of Nature, enlarges our ideas Philanthropy has an intoxication fathers, and who obeys the two of God. Whatever is bad theology about it, like wine or gambling.great commandments, 'Love to God is also bad science: whatever is bad Knox-Little-The Child of Stafferand love to man.'" science is also bad theology. . . In ton.

THEOLOGY and Science are one and

Opening of the University Year. than gold, yea, than much fine gold. How to Build a Happy Home.

S. Sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb.

L. Moreover by them is thy ser vant warned.

S. And in keeping of them there is great reward.

L. Who can understand his errors? S. Cleanse thou me from secret faults.

(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.) Senior Bible class, relieving Profes. sor Spalding, who is prevented by sickness in his home from continuing his admirable work in the Sunday school this year. The highly appreciated work of Professor Demmon, is discontinued also this year on account of his poor health. Altogether our student classes begin the year with the most promising out look for many years, if not for the school's entire history thus far. Our Benevolent Contributions. trangression.


L. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have domain over me.

S. Then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great

3. The Lord's Prayer. Repeated in concert with use of the word debts instead of trespasses.

4. Announcements and report of secretary.

All. Let the words of my mouth There are certain very touching and the meditation of my heart be incidents connected with our regular acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord, subscription for benevolence. my strength and my Redeemer. woman alone in the world, supporting herself by taking in washing, gives a day's earnings to help the struggling churches and missionaries on the frontier. Another, supporting herself and her mother by sewing, gives a dollar toward the aged ministers' home. An aged husband and wife in feeble health and poverty, earning their scanty living withness recently, from which, however, he seems to be recovering. The most painful toil, each make an welfare of this noble servant of God offering for mission work in our state. Is there any one who cannot is a matter of deep and loving intergive, if these can? est to the church and the wider field which he has so long and faithfully

5. Singing.

REV. DR. S. HASKELL, the beloved former pastor, has had a severe ill

Opening Exercises for the Sun- served. day School.

1. Singing.


The Young People's Society.

2. Responsive Reading: Ps. xix, PROGRAM OF SOCIALS FOR THE YEAR. Friday, October 24. General Social and Pew Assignment.

Leader: The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.

School: The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

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November 14. Social to the Students' The Word of God.

Christian Association.

Lastly, we need a small chamber

November 28. Thanksgiving Social, in the wall for private use-The
residence of Mrs. Ellis.
Chamber of Praise.

L. The statutes of the Lord are Social in January. Date to be asright, rejoicing the heart.

S. The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

L. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.

S. The judgments of the Lord are true and rightecus altogether.

L. More are they to be desired


February 21. Social.
April 21. Musical Evening.
May 23. Description of a Southern
Trip. Mrs. Stevens.

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When you have finished the house ask God to come and live with you. He will take up no room, and yet fill the house with the sweet fragrance of His presence, which is— Peace.-Christian Leader.

Fully three-fourths of the work of the police is to look after the dramshops and their products.

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