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not object to my doing her all the good I could; yet, at the same time you did not wish me to be too free or intimate with her.

Mamma.-I am not speaking of that little girl, Anne, for the education you are receiving, renders her an improper companion for you. Your companion is receiving an education similar to your own, and did you strive to improve her manners, she would no doubt become a pleasing and useful member of society. At present her temper is not the best, and though she is too fond of you, ever designedly to injure you, she does not scruple to show her resentment towards others that displease her,

Anne.-Perhaps you mean cousin Jemima, she never struck me yet, though she often does her little brother George. But I have no influence over her, mamma.

Mamma.-You have not, or at most, but very little, therefore it is not Jemima that I mean.

Anne. I wish I knew who it was then. I would soon teach her better manners, for she must be a very disagreeable girl.

Mamma.-It is not so easy a task to teach her better manners, (according to your expression,) as you may think. Till the day of your death you will have enough to do to keep her under; I assure you, though to be sure, her resistance, if you continue to hold her in subjection, will grow weaker and weaker.

Aane.-If I thought you were in earnest, mamma, I should be quite frightened.

Mamma.—I do not wish to alarm you, my child, but I certainly am in earnest. I have not yet finished my picture. She is the most powerful enemy you have, inasmuch as she is always with you.

Anne.-How can she be my enemy, and yet so partial to me, and I to her?

Mamma.-Though we ought to love our enemies, yet here is an exception. You indeed do love her too well, and it is in this that the mischief lies. You ought to pray against her; this you cannot do till you know who she is, and therefore I will now tell you I mean- -YOURSELF. MARY JANE,

INDIAN PHILANTHROPY.

On piety humanity is built,

And on humanity much happiness.

"There is a sort of affection which we owe to all mankind, as being members of the same family, of which God is the Creator and Father."

DUNCAN MC KRIMMON was a Georgia militia-man, in the service of the United States, during the Seminolean war. while stationed at Fort Gadsden on the Appalachicola, he one morning went fishing, and in attempting to return, missed his way and was several days lost in the surrounding wilderness. After wandering about in various directions, he was espied and captured by a party of hostile Indians, headed by the prophet Francis, who had an elegant uniform, a fine brace of pistols, and a British commission of Brigadier-general, which he exultingly shewed to the prisoner. Having obtained full information respecting the strength and position of the American army, they began to prepare for the intended sacrifice. Mc Krimmon was placed at a stake, and the ruthless savages having shaved his head, and reduced his body to a state of nudity, formed themselves into a circle, and danced around him some hours, yelling all the time most horribly. The youngest daughter of the prophet, who was about the age of fifteen, and described as a woman very superior to her associates, was sad and silent during the whole time; she participated not in the general joy, but was evidently, even to the affrighted prisoner, much pained at the savage scene which she was compelled to witness. When the fatal tomahawk was raised to terminate for ever the mortal existence of the unfortunate Mc Krimmon; at that critical, that awful moment, Milly Francis, like an angel of mercy, placed herself between it and death, resolutely bidding the astonished executioner, if he thirsted for human blood, to shed hers; determined, she said, not to survive the prisoner's death! A momentary pause ensued, and she took advantage of the circumstance, to implore the pity of her ferocious father, who finally yielded to her entreaties, with the intention however, it is believed, of murdering them both, if he could not sell Mc Krimmon to the Spaniards, which was happily effected in a few days after, at St. Marks, for seven gallons and a half of rum!!

While he remained a prisoner, Mc Krimmon's benefactress continued to shew him acts of kindness. When the fortune of war placed her in the power of the white people, she arrived at Fort Gadsden, with many others, who had surrendered in a starving condition. A proper respect for her virtues, induced the commanding officer, Colonel Arbuckle, to relieve her immediate wants; Mc Krimmon, with a due sense of the obligation he owed to her who had saved his life at the hazard of her own, left the army to seek her, determined, not only as far as possible, to alleviate her misfortunes, but also to make her his wife provided he could obtain her consent.

What a striking instance of kindness and benevolence in an untaught Indian! and how great the satisfaction to have saved the life of a fellow-creature. Should not enlightened christians, with the bible in their hands, exhibit more kindness, more charity, more peace, than the heathen that know not God: Let the scriptures be felt, and studied, and practised, and "the desert will rejoice and blossom like the rose.'

R. C. W.

THE TAHITIAN'S SURPRISE AT THE GOSPEL. BEFORE any of the Bible was printed in the language of Tahiti, the missionaries were accustomed to assemble the natives, for the purpose of reading, from manuscript, portions of the scripture, which they had translated into their language.

On one of these occasions, while Mr. Nott was reading the 3rd chapter of the Gospel of John, when he had finished the 16th verse, a native, who had listened with avidity and joy to the words, interrupted him, and said, "What words were those you read? What sounds were those I heard? Let me hear those words again." Mr. Nott read again the verse-" God so loved the world," &c. when the native rose from his seat, and said, "Is that true? Can that be true? God love the world, when the world not love him! God so love the world as to give his Son to die, that man might not die. Can that be true?" Mr. Nott again read the verse-" God so loved the world, &c." and told him it was true, and that it was the message God had sent to them, and that whosoever believed in him, would not perish, but be happy after death.

The overwhelming feelings of the wondering native were too powerful for expression or restraint. He burst into tears, and as these chased each other down his countenance, he retired, to meditate in private, on the amazing love of God, which had that day touched his soul; and there is every reason to believe he was afterwards raised to share the peace and happiness resulting from the love of God shed abroad on his heart.-Ellis' Polynesian Researches, vol. I, page 270.

LAWS OF CONDUCT;

Or, a Decalogue of Canons, for Observation in practical Life. By
Thomas Jefferson, Esq. late President of the United States of North
America.

I. NEVER put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.
II. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself,
III. Never spend your money before you have it.

IV. Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.

V. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.

VI. We never repent having eaten too little.

VII. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.

VIII. How much pains have cost us-the evils which never happen.

IX. Take things always by their smooth handle.

X. When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. CRITO.

THALES.

THIS eminent philosopher, one of the seven wise men of Greece, was born at Miletus in Ionia, and died in the 96th year of his age, about 548 before Christ. He introduced the knowledge of mathematics into Greece, foretold solar eclipses, and divided the year into 365 days.

A sophist wishing to puzzle him with difficult questions, he replied, without the least hesitation, and with the utmost precision.

1. What is the oldest of all things? God-because he always existed.

2. What is the most beautiful? The world-because it is the work of God.

3. What is the greatest of all things? Space-it contains all that has been created.

4. What is the most constant of all things? Hope—because it still remains with man after he has lost every thing else. 5. What is the best of all things? Virtue-because without it there is nothing good.

6. What is the quickest of all things? Thought-because in less than a moment it can fly to the end of the universe. 7. What is the strongest? Necessity-which makes men face all the dangers of life.

8. What is the easiest? To give advice.

9. What is the most difficult? To know yourself.

B.V.

CIVIL GOVERNMENT.

CIVIL GOVERNMENT is an institution of human prudence, for guarding our persons, our property, and our good name against invasion, and for securing to the members of a community that liberty to which all have an equal right, as far as they do not by any overt act, use it to injure the liberty of others. CIVIL LAWS are regulations agreed upon by the community for gaining these ends; and CIVIL MAGISTRATES are officers appointed by the community for executing these laws. Obedience therefore to the laws and to magistrates is a necessary expression of our regard to the community, and without this obedience, the ends of government cannot be obtained, or a community avoid falling into a state of anarchy that will destroy those rights, and subvert that liberty which government is instituted to protect.

C.

MAXIMS.

Iris much better to sleep without supper, than to awake in the morning in debt.

Idleness has no advocate, but many friends.

Inscribe injuries on sand, and benefits on marble.
Knowledge is a treasure of which study is the key.

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