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613 The Pedigree and Residence of Happiness. 614 hearing, as I passed, the title of empty safely and comfortably seated. “I fellow, want of taste, &c. liberally am glad," said my host, “to see you bestowed on me by those I had for- here ; we find a pleasure in entertainsaken. The way downward was intri- ing strangers. To-morrow is to be a cate and dangerous, from the narrow- day of joy with us; my daughter is ness of the path, and the many pits then to be married, and you will add and precipices before me, and the to our pleasure by your company." winding on either side ; and to add to After returning thanks to my kind my discouragements, the people on host, and partaking of a plain but the top of the hill pelted me as long as plentiful repast, I requested, if it I was in their reach; among other would not be disagreeable to him, things, one large folio smote me vio- that he would explain to me somelently on the head, and caused me thing of the good family by which I considerable uneasiness for was so hospitably entertained. time.
thus readily complied with my reThe valley, at first view, presented quest: no extraordinary appearance;
“ You perceive,” said he, “that but few persons, and those few seemed our valley is situated between two rather reserved, and but plainly clad. lofty hills: from the first of these all -I saw nothing like magnificence, the inhabitants have descended ; and but there was no meanness—I saw no after having procured a sufficient inspacious parks, but the land was heritance in the practice of husbandry, highly cultivated, and the fields were our design is to remove to the bill on covered with flocks—I saw no signs the opposite side. My father's name of extreme riches, but there was no was Guilt, he squandered away a fine poverty visible. Pray,” said I to a family estate, and left me and my damsel employed in weeding a neat brother in an embarrassed condition ; little garden, «s what place is this?”- my mother's name was Weakness, and “This, Sir,” said she, “is the Valley myself, their eldest son, was called of Lowliness ; will you please to step Folly. into our cottage, my father will make “ The early part of my time was you welcome." I thankfully accepted thrown away in search of pleasure, the offer, being wearied with my jour- and rioting in all sort of extravaney.
gance ; but finding myself like to be Putting on the air of a gentleman, I ruined by it, I turned my thoughts sewalked in an erect posture to the en- riously to business, and set up ropetrance, but unfortunately held my making, and went about to establish head so high as to smite against the for myself a trade and reputation of top of the door-way. A venerable old my own; but as I could never get man, father of the damsel, then said good materials to work with, and
Sir, you must stoop before could never fit myself, nor any one you enter here." Taking his advice, I else, my business failed, my work found myself within the neatest and turned to rags, and I found myself, cleanest habitation I ever beheld; it with all my industry, poor and naked. was furnished with primitive simpli- I accordingly quitted the trade, and city, and the truest taste, nor was became miserable and melancholy; any ingredient of real elegance want- when a person called upon me one ing. The walls were ornamented with Sunday morning, and without any cedrawings of scripture subjects, sketch- remony, said to me: 'Arise, go hence ed by the hand of the ingenious dam- this is not your rest, it is polluted;' sel; one corner of the room was occu- and so plainly represented to me the pied by a musical instrument, which folly of my projects, and the amount aided the family in the harmony of of my debts, that I began to tremble praise ; and a great variety of books for the consequence. At his advice I filled the shelves, which were ranged committed the settling of my affairs beneath the pictures, and formed the into his hands; and finding it necessolid viands of the mental entertain-sary, I changed my name from Folly ment. After gazing awhile on these to Repentance, and immediately set unexpected excellencies, the old gen- off for this valley. tleman reached me a stool, desiring “On my arrival here, I became acme to rest myself; it was rather low quainted with an honest character and bard, but I soon found that I was called Faith, who introduced me to
good sort of person called Gratitude, | Ye spirits by pride or by sorrow distrest, with whom I soon married, and she it Come, dwell in the valley, and you shall find is who enables me still to discern and relish the principal enjoyments of my As I joined heartily in the song, the existence; I may truly say she makes exertion waked me from the pleasing my joys double, and banishes all re- vision, and, alas! I found myself pining from my habitation. The fruit still in the country of Conceit; but I of our union is the daughter who first also felt a resolution, by divine direcaddressed you ; her name is Humility, tion, to seek for a settlement in the and a meek and cheerful daughter she valley. is. The Lord of our village, who resides on the hill above us, frequently visits every inhabitant of the valley, REGULAR ATTENDANCE AT A SUNDAY and always has his eye upon us.
He SCHOOL; (PUBLISHED TO has introduced my daughter to a
EMULATION.) cheerful youth of great prospects, named Content, and to-morrow they It was lately observed in the Sunday are to be united in marriage.”
School belonging to “ The Wesleyan I felt myself instructed by the narra- New Connection,” at Macclesfield, tion, and much edified with the ex- that of 12 boys who compose one of pressions of thankfulness which the the reading classes, there had not good lady Gratitude mingled with the been one scholar absent or late for 45 discourse. After the cheerful service times; but that every boy had been of praise, with which the evening was present at the opening of the school concluded, their servant, Dutiful, three times each sabbath for 15 sucshowed me to rest. In the morning cessive Sundays. Now, although this I was early summoned to unite with circumstance appears in itself trivial, them in the song of thankfulness; yet when taken in connection with the after which, the youth, Content, blithe foregoing observation, and when it is
the enraptured lark when he farther considered, that a child from hymns his oblation to the rising sun, experiencing the benefit of one good led the damsel to the altar, accompa- habit, may be induced, as he grows nied by all the family, myself an hum- up, to become regular and consistent ble follower in the train. The Lord of in every part of his life and character, the village honoured the company with
it affords inatter for pleasing reflechis presence at dinner, and when it tion. was concluded, tenderly embraced the The parents of such children as atyoung couple, and thus pronounced tend Sunday Schools may take a bint on them his prophetic benediction : from hence, not to detain them at
"The union of Humility with Content home, by throwing obstacles in their shall be blessed ; their cup shall be way, as is too frequently the case. full, and their portion shall be great ; they shall have a goodly heritage. From them shall proceed a son, and MUTATION, A FRAGMENT.-BY J.O.N. R. his name shall be Happiness; he shall be the joy of his family, the compa
Lymington, May 2d, 1822. nion of the religious, and all men Nor many months since, and how shall seek his friendship.” After small a portion of the sun's cheering which, he repeated the following influence did we enjoy! He then just song, which all the company sung:
glided along the horizon, cast on us a Thrice happy the souls in this lowly retreat,
few watery rays, and withdrew in haste, Remote from the mountain of Guilt and Con
as if the visit were unintended. How
often then have we beheld him comWhere weary Contrition a refuge shall find, mence his career with a resplendency And Faith his sweet union with Gratitude bind. that seemed to defy the approach of Repentance and Gratitude here shall bring forth gloom; but ere he arrived at bis meHumility, fairest of daughters on earth; In happy alliance her life shall be spent,
ridian, clouds have gathered thick, In the riches and pleasures that spring from drawing an impenetrable veil across Content.
his brightness, and the storm has Content and Humility here shall be crown’d
burst from their bosoms with a terrific With Happiness sweet as on earth can be impetuosity! Nature was then divest
ed of her summer's garb. The verdure
Mutation, a Fragment.
which once adorned the trees and lot awaits us all. We must not exunderwood, lay in ruins at our feet; pect to escape the corrodings of care, and the chilling blast admonished us, or the pangs of sensibility, any more that some of the inclemencies of win- than our predecessors. In a few days, ter were yet to conie.
or at the most in a few years, we shall But the dominion of winter is now be lodged in the grave, and the place happily succeeded by the return of that knoweth us now, shall know us
On every side, creation no more for ever. How chilling, how smiles with renovated beauty. The paralyzing, such an anticipation, but sun rides in triumph through the for the lamp of immortality that burns skies ; the groves become vocal; flow- within, and that, on the other side the ers adorn the carpet of nature; and, grave, shall remain unextinguished in every corner, vegetation tecms for ever! with life.
The word of God divides the aggreThese changes in the natural world, gate mass of mankind into two classes, resemble (though perhaps but feebly) distinguished by peculiar titles or those sudden vicissitudes which we names, perfectly dissimilar. The one all more or less experience, during class is denominated “the righteous, our passage from the cradle to the the other, “the wicked ;” those who tomb. How chequered does an ac- “ fear God," and those who “ fear tive life of 50 years appear, when him not;" those who “love God,” viewed retrospectively! And even and those who are “lovers of pleasure though it may want 20 of that number, more than lovers of God.”—Now, notyet is it not wholly devoid of variety. withstanding this marked distinction As soon as reason begins to dawn, exists, and although the relation in what a diversity of sensations is ex- which they each stand to God is quite cited !--Desire and disgust–despair opposite, yet is it impossible, in many and hope-anticipation and reflection cases, to discriminate between the -envy and admiration-love and ha- parties, or assign to either their protred, -alternately pervade the breast; per name. To do that, we must pass and, from the tumult which they into another world ; there the secrets create, we too often suffer months and of all hearts will be laid open, years to roll away unnoticed and un- there the solemn separation will take improved.
place. The poor cottager who rises con- If we profess to love God, it is very stantly at break of day, and as con- natural that we feel, in some degree, stantly returns in the evening to his solicitous respecting the state of family, and who but seldom passes those who are dear to us; and the beyond the precincts of his native vil manifesting of such solicitude by an lage, is unacquainted with the per- earnest inquiry on the subject, is plexities of those who compose the highly commendable; but of how busy throng. One passion, and that much greater importance is it, that we a truly laudable one, seems to reign ascertain the true state of our own predominantly within his breast; / souls! Of all the different shades namely, an ardent desire to obtain a and varieties of deceit and hypocrisy sufficiency for the wants of his depen- which can possibly be practised, that dants. Here all his wishes centre; of SELF-DECEPTION is certainly the beyond this he scarcely heaves an most awful. For a man whose heart anxious sigh.--Enviable character! is unrenewed by divine grace, in the
When young, how often do we performance of a cold routine of reliimagine that every object which sur- gious ceremonies, to imagine, and rounds us is teeming with a source of even persuade himself into the belief, real joy; and, indeed, these delusive that he is a child of God, and safe ideas not unfrequently induce as to for eternity, and not to discover his surpass the boundaries of prudence, mistake, or awake from the satapnic in attempting a participation in such charm, till the burnings of Tophet delights as appear most congenial to envelop bim-is a thought at which our feelings. But the experience of the soul shudders-at which the blood more mature years convinces us, that almost curdles as it flows ! the pleasures of the world are unsatis- Let us then examine ourselves by fying and unsubstantial. Yet must those unerring principles laid down we not repine, for nature's common in the scriptures : “Let every one No. 42.-Vol. IV.
that nameth the name of Christ, de- | To this it may be objected, that, for part from all iniquity,” nor let us suf- the most part, if you give them money fer the flattery of the world, the ten- they go to a public house. I grant deruess of our friends, or, what is that there are many that would do so, most to be feared, the treachery of our but yet I also think that many would own depraved bearts, to deceive us in not. a point on which is suspended our The plan I intend myself to pursue, eternal destiny. We each belong to is this: To have a stock of religious one or other of the classes before tracts by me, and when I think a alluded to. There are no intermediate porter, &c. coming to me, deserves, lines of character. We either love as formerly, a dram; instead of it, I God, or we do not-we are either intend giving him threepence and a living a humble holy life, in confor- religious tract. I have no doubt, in mity to his will, or we are living many cases, the tract will be a sort of at enmity against him, and desire not silent monitor not to spend his money the knowledge of his ways.
at a public house. At any rate it will be bread cast upon the waters, and
knowing that the Lord has blessed the or giving Drams, 8c. to Porters, feeblest endeavours, when begun with Coachmen, &c. &c.
a view to his glory, we may hope in
many instances these little books may MR. EDITOR.
not be altogether useless. SIR, -A custom has obtained very If, Sir, you think these remarks much in late years, among respectable worthy a place in your interesting families, ofrewarding porters, messen- publication, you will much oblige, by gers, &c. above their wages, with a inserting them. dram; by which, very often, that de
PHILO-HUMANITAS. grading crime of drunkenness is Plymouth, April 17, 1822. brought on, and certainly, in some measure, the donor is an accessary to the offence.
ON THE PRESERVATION OF EGGS. The circumstance which led me to think in this manner, was a fact that
MR. EDITOR. occurred here last month, which is as Sir,-This being the season for putfollows. The wife of a poor labouring ting down eggs, I send you the followman, on being confined, was repre- ing receipt, having, from experience, sented to some ladies of a benevolent found it to answer, either for ship society, as being in great distress. stores or home use.—Take best lime The ladies visited her, and, on their (not stone) 12 bushels ; common salt, coming away to devise some plan of 12 lbs.; cream tartar, 6lbs. The lime relief, many of the poor neighbours must be slacked and sifted. The whole (not very feelingly) came and told mixed up with water, to the consistthem, that “Mrs. B. could not be in ence of cream, but strong enough to much want, as her husband could find bear an egg, and let remain until the money enough to get drunk with.” liquor is cold. The eggs should be The man being known to one of the packed in firkins or casks, with the parties, was sent for, and strict in small end upwards. On the bottom quiry made ; in answer to which, he of the cask, and upon every layer, the solemnly asserted, that he never got pickle should be put in as they are drank with bis wages,
he packed. Care should be taken that always took that home to his wife, the eggs are free from cracks, and " but tbat oftentimes, when gentle that when packed, the casks are alfolks gave him a dram for going a ways kept full of liquor, so as to message, or shaking a carpet, or so cover them. on, he did not like to refuse it.
I am, Sir, your's, &c. Now, Mr. Editor, here is a proof of
J. V. Y. an evil existing; I have no doubt, if threepence had been given to this J. V. Y. would feel obliged to any man, instead of the dram, that he of your correspondents, to inform him, would have taken it home, and there through the medium of your Magaby increased his earnings, saved his zine, the best method of keeping or character, and perbaps his health.— preserving eggs in a dry state, say
622 for 3, 6, or 9, months, so as to be girl, who had been treated according ready for sale, without washing. to the usual methods, was seized with Ipswich, April 18, 1822.
hydrophobic symptoms on the seventh day, and was dead in eight hours
after they first took place. The perCURE OF HYDROPHOBIA.
sons dismissed as cured, were seen
three years afterwards, by Mr. Ma. There has been received, from a rochetti, and they were all sound and gentleman at Berlin, the following well. important statement of the mode of
Five years after this circumstance, care practised in the Ukraine, for the (in 1818,) Mr. Marochetti had a new bite of a mad dog. It is translated opportunity in Podolia, of confirming from the Berlin State Gazette, (No. this important discovery. The treat20,) of the 14th of February, 1822, ment of 26 persons, who had there and certainly seems entitled to the been bitten by a mad dog, were confullest consideration of all medical fided to him; 9 were men, 11 women, practitioners :
and 6 children. He gave them at “ When Mr. Marochetti, an opera- once a decoction of the Genista,' tor in the hospital at Moscow, was in and a diligent examination of their the Ukraine in 1813, in one day 15 tongues gave the following result:persons applied to him for cure, hav- 5 men, all the women, and 3 chiling been bitten by a mad dog. Whilst dren, had the small knots, already he was preparing the remedies, a de- mentioned; those bitten worst on the putation of several old men made its third day, others on the fifth, seventh, appearance, to request him to allow a and ninth, and one woman, who had peasant to treat them, a man who for been bitten but very superficially in some years past enjoyed a great repu- the leg only, on the 21st day. Tho tation for his cures of hydrophobia, other seven also, who shewed no and of whose success Mr. Marochetti small knots, drank the "decoctum had already heard much. He con- genistæ' six weeks, and all the pasented to their request, under these tients were cured. conditions, Ist, that he, Mr. Maro- “In consequence of these observachetti, should be present at every tions, Mr. Marochetti believes that thing done by the peasant; 2dly, in the hydrophobic poison, after remainorder that he might be fully convinced ing a short time in the wound, fixes that the dog was really mad, he, Mr. itself for a certain time under the Marochetti, should select one of the tongue, at the openings of the ducts of patients, who should only be treated the glandul: submaxeller;' which according to the medical course usu- are at each side of the tongue-string, ally held in estimation. A girl of six and there forms those small knots in years old was chosen for this pur- which one may feel with a probe a pose.
fluctuating fluid, which is that hydro“ The peasant gave to his 14 pa- phobic poison. The usual time of tients a strong • decoction of the their appearance seems to be between •Summit,' and 'Fl. Genista lutæ tinc- the third and ninth day after the bite ; toriæ,' (about a pound and a half and if they are not opened within the daily,) and examined twice a day first 24 hours after their formation, under the tongues, where, as he stat- the poison is re-absorbed into the ed, small knots, containing the poison body, and the patient is lost beyond of the madness, must form them- the power of cure.
For this reason, selves. As soon as these small knots Mr. Marochetti recommends that such actually appeared, and which Mr. patients should be immediately exaMarochetti himself saw, they were mined under the tongue, which should opened, and cauterized with a red hot be for six weeks, during which time needle; after which the patient gar- they should take daily 14 pound of the gled with the decoction of the 'Genis- decoct. genist.' (or four times a day ta. The result of this treatment was, the powder, 1 drachm pro dosi.) If that all the 14 (of whom only 2, the the knots do not appear in this time, last bitten, did not shew these knots) no madness is to be apprehended ; were dismissed cured at the end of but, as soon as they show themselves, six weeks, during which time they they should be opened with a lancet, drank this decoction. But the little and then cauterized, and the patient