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7. The Brahmin, seeing this singular thing,
"Cur?" with disdain, the new-comer said;
As this occurred,
Came rogue the third,
To whom, as being a witness new,
9. "Well," said the Brahmin, "the gods this day Have surely taken my senses away!"
Then begging the rogue
That carried the dog,
To pardon him for doubting his word,
He, with a readiness most absurd,
Purchased the creature with rice and ghee,
Which went, of course, to the worthless three,
Thus taken in,
Offered it up,
Which so offended the gods, that they
Look out for the arts of the puffing tribe,-
Or any thing else the pocket to fill;
And making her dream a dog's a sheep.
QUESTIONS.-1. What trick did the three rogues play off on the Brahmin ? 2 In what way did they do this? 3. What moral is taught in this fable?
E LAS TIC' I TY, returning vigor.
IM PER TI NENCE, that which is not
SUS PI' CIOUS, distrustful.
LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS.
S. W. PARTRIDGE
Oh, beware of debt!
It crushes out the manhood of a man,
Robs his bright eye of boldness, cheats his limbs
Beclouds his judgment, dulls his intellect,
2. Who hath the hurried step, the anxious eye,
The stranger's look, skulks from his fellow's glance,
3. The debtor;-he is only half a man;
He saddens and estranges his chief friends,
4. "Owe no man aught." Stand in the world erect,
5. Have fewest wants: the book, however good, Thou shouldst not purchase, let it go unbought;
And fashion's vests by thee be all unworn.
But self-denying thrift more joy affords
Gay, ill-afforded vests can never boast.
Whate'er thou want'st not, buy not. That is dear, A mere extravagant impertinence,
For which thou hast no need.
Feel first the want
Ere it be satisfied: bargains full oft
Are money-wasting things, that prudent men
And to themselves, most likely, none at all.
7. The habit of economy once formed,
'Tis easy to attain to prosperous things.
Thou then shalt lend, not borrow: shalt not want
Seed-coin, to ensure a harvest. Thou shalt then
And, though a sudden sickness dam the-stream,
That dog the footsteps of improvidence.
OM NIPO TENT, all-powerful,
MILK' Y-WAY, galaxy; luminous cir-
AS TRONO MER, one skilled in the
OM NIS CIENCE, knowledge of all
PER TUR BA' TION$, irregularities of
PRE CIS ION, exactness.
AD JUST MENTS, arrangements.
SAT EL LITES, small planets revolv
GRANDEUR OF THE UNIVERSE.
O. M. MITCHEL
1. If you would know the glory of the Omnipotent Ruler of the universe, examine the interminable range of suns and systems which crowd the Milky-Way. Multiply the hundred millions of stars which belong to our own “island universe" by the thousands of these astral systems that exist in space, within the range of human vision, and then you may form some idea of the infinitude of His kingdom; for lo! these are but a part of His
2. Examine the scale on which the universe is built. Comprehend, if you can, the vast dimensions of our sun. Stretch outward through his system, from planet to planet, and circumscribe the whole within the immense circumference of Neptune's orbit. This is but a single unit out of the myriads of similar systems.
3. Take the wings of light, and flash with impetuous speed, day and night, and month, and year, till youth shall wear away, and middle age is gone, and the extremest limit of human life has been attained;-count every pulse, and, at each, speed on your way a hundred thousand miles; and when a hundred years have rolled by, look out, and behold! the thronging millions of blazing suns are still around you,