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A smile that found its image
In a face of beauteous mold,
From a broidery of gold.
If—" then he stopped again,
And overflowed his brain.
O'er what they had to tell,
That gently rose and fell.
And held them in his own,
That on her cheeks had blown,-
The throbbing of her heart,
And claimed its every part.
With just the faintest sigh,
But what's the reason why?”
Forbore its sweets to tell,
Has any pigs to sell.”
THE LIPS THAT TOUCH LIQUOR MUST NEVER
TOUCH MINE,-GEORGE W. YOUNG.
You are coming to woo me, but not as of yore,
Oh, sweet to my soul is the memory still,
Vho now from the “Tap-room” comes reeling to me:
nd the lover so false to his promises now,
SHORT SENSATIONAL STORY.
Sophia Saunders searchingly scrutinized Sarah, scowling severely.
Stephen Smith-Sarah's suitor-strong, splendidly sinewed, shapely Stephen, slept soundly.
Sophia spoke. She said Sarah should sell stale smelling soles.
Stephen seeing sweet Sarah's situation, stealing stealthily, suddenly squeezed Sophia's side, saying: "Stop such silly squabbles, such stupid strife; stop striking Sarah."
“So," sneered Sophia, "savage Stephen sneakingly supports Sarah! Seek safety-skedaddle!"
Stephen smiling satirically said: “Sarah shall sell stale soles, sweet Sophia, shall she ?”
“She shall!” shrieked Sophia.
So saying, Sophia Saunders strolled seaward stalking stiffly, selecting sloppy shingle spots. Slackening speed, she sat. Straightway she sentimentalized:
“See star-spangled sky; see sinking sun; see salt sea; see Sophia Saunders, spinster, Sarah's sister, spurned, slighted, scorned. So Sarah supposes selling stale soles sinful! Sacre! She shall see.”
She stood still some seconds solemnly sea-surveying. Suddenly she said: “See Stephen so sneaking, so sanctimonious, so supremely stupid; see sister Sarah so sweetly seraphic, sweet Sunday school scholar, sublime sinner, see Sophia swim. Stephen, sister Sarah shall sell sweet solesBo shall she starve."
Suddenly Sophia sprang screaming, splashing salt spray skyward.
Save Sophia, Stephen! see, she sinks !” screamed Sarah. “Scarcely, sweetheart,” said Stephen, sullenly. So Sophia Saunders sank.
Sophia's suicide saved Sarah selling soles so stale. She systematically sold sweet soles. She survived Sophia several summer seasons.
Sometimes she sang sad songs softly, sorrowing Sophia's sad suicide. Still she stayed single, scornfully spurning Stephen Smith's soft speeches. Sole, a fish.
A LESSON FROM "THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT.”
ARRANGED FOR A SABBATH-SCHOOL EXERCISE BY P. GARRETT.*
This I say tbon, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the Tesh.Gal. v: 16.
SCHOOL But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.-Gal. v: 22, 23.
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt LOVE thy neighbor as thyself.—Gal. v: 14.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down I is life for his friends.—John, xv : 13.
Ye are my friends, if yo do whatsoever I command you.-John, xv: 14.
He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love.
I. John, iv: 8.
The Lord preserveth all them that love Him.-Psalm cxiv: 20.
(The IMMORTALITY OF LOVE.)
All others are but vanity;
Nor avarice in the vaults of hell;
But love is indestructible;
Too oft on earth a troubled guest,
At times deceived, at times oppressed, *This combination of extracts and respousive readings can be rendered with very good effect by the teacher, or a leader, repeating the FINE PRINT and the school, or class, responding by giving the remaining portions, either in concert or singly, as the case may be.
The assignment of parts is given as a guide, but they can be changed to suit different cases, and any number of divisions and sub-divisions may be introduced, The extracts not assigned are intended for individual recitations.
Other extracts may be snbstituted for those given, and the number may be increased, or diminished, at pleasure. Singing can also be very readily interspersed throughout the exercise, if desirable.
It here is tried and purified,
God is Love, saith the Evangel;
And our world of woe and sin
J. G. Whittier.
What is JOY?
1st Voice.-A Deity believed, is joy begun;
3rd Voice.- A Deity beloved is joy matured. Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy
Psalm xvi: 11.
SCHOOL. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come tog Zion with songs, and everlasting joy upon their heads : they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.- Isaiah, xxxv: 10.
That pleasure is of all
Most bountiful and kind,
A living joy behind.
Follov PEACE with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.-Hebrews xiii : 14.
(The Path of Peace.) Poor worldling! stay thy vain pursuit of peace In empty vanities: no good can live In all the gilded charms that mock thee: cease Thy hold on these; loose every cord, and hear The voice of God: “Come ye that weary are! Ye heavy-laden, come, and I will give You rest.” Oh, heed that call! in holy fear, In deep humility, bow down: the star Of hope shall rise, and joy shall speak thy soul's release.
Isaac F. Shepard