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Why need we, in a life so short,

Wish unknown regions to explore ? Who can avoid all-searching thought,

Though banish'd from his native shore: Cares, swifter than the eastern wind,

Pursue his bark o'er distant seas; And swifter than the bounding hind,

Disturb the flying horseman's ease.' The mind with present joys elate,

Recks not the future, but with smiles Dispels the clouds of adverse fate,

And cheerfully its cares beguiles. None is, however, truly bless'd :

Achilles soon resign'd his breath,Tithonius, by old age oppress’d,

Long sought in vain the arms of death. Time, whom no mortal can withstand,

To own whose pow'r we all agree;, To me may grant with lavish hand,

What, Grosphus, he denies to thee, Thy lands support a num'rous herd,

Thy ample folds with flocks are stord; And chariot horses, at thy word,

With gen'rous neighings own thee lord.
To me is giv'n, by certain fate,

A genius to the Muse inclin'd;
Th' enjoyment of a small estate,
And pride to scorn the vulgár mind.

Attested by his Father.

Other good TRANSLATIONS were sent by
Miss Abigail Kemp, Homerton,

Attested by Mrs. Batt.
Master John Smith, Renhold Vicarage,

Attested by the Rev. J. Crespin.

ARTICLE IX.
TRANSLATED by Miss M. R. Hough, London, who is

requested to send for any book she may choose, the
price of which does not exceed seven shillings.

THE GOOD MOTHER.

BEHOLD a tender parent's smile,

Amidst her youthful offspring bless'd; And, while among the playful band,

Lo, every pleasure fills her breast, Now on her knee a babe she holds,

To one she gives a tender kiss ; Another to her bosom clasps,

And triumphs in a mother's bliss. In all their little infant-sports,

In all their pleasures and their sighs, She with a parent's care attends,

And reads their wishes in their eyes. In vain she tries to look severe,

In vain assumes an anger'd mien; Ah! still reveal'd amidst the frown,

The parent's tender heart is seen. Tis thus that Providence divine

Presideth o'er the human lot; To

every one dispenses bliss, j To kings, and tenants of the cot. An ear to mortals he affords,

He kindly hears their simple prayer. Divides his gifts with equal hand,

And watches with a parent's care.
Then never let blind erring man

The justice of a God accuse;
Nor of his rigour e'er complain,
. Should he a favourite wish refuse.
He means to fortify our zeal,

And oft a happier boon supplies;
Such is the goodness of the Lord,
He favours most when he denjes.

Attested by her Father.

ARTICLE X.

"ON FRATERNAL Love," by Miss Groves, Spalding

Seminary, who is requested to send for any Book she may choose, the price of which does not exceed five

shillings. AMONGST all the placid virtues which adorn the minds of youth, friendship and love between brothers and sisters may be considered the most capable of exciting admiration, and also of affording inexpressible delight.

For by being mutually charmed with each other's society, peace dwells in our bosoms; and by being acquainted with the means of alleviating the troubles, and contributing to the felicity and pleasure of each other; transport fills our hearts when we perceive that, by any exertions of ours, we can render each other still more comfortable and happy.

And should our aged parents, who have brought us up, and soothed us in all our infantile afflictions, be still alive, what an inestimable source of enjoyment will it be to us, to be able to reward their pious and tender cares, by enabling them to be partakers with us in the mutual love and happiness which we evince in the society of each other.

As the cooling shade refreshes and invigorates the weary traveller, after he has borne the labour and heat of the day; so does love between brothers and sisters enable their venerable parents to bear the heavy burden of declining age with cheerfulness and sasisfaction.

Timoleon, the Corinthian, is an excellent example of fraternal love: for being engaged in a battle with the Argives, and perceiving his brother fall down dead with the wounds which he had received from the enemy, he immediately leaped over his dead body, which he de. fended with his spear from plunder and insult; and, although grievously wounded in this generous enterprise, he would not retreat into a place of safety until he had seen the corpse carried off the field by his friends.

“Let the bonds of affection unite thee with thy

brothers; that peace and happiness may dwell in thy father's house." If thy brother is in adversity, assist him; if thy sister is in trouble, forsake her not.'

It is easy to suppose from hence, that those parents who see their children flourishing around them, and crowning the hours of their past solicitude with the firmest and most sincere love to each other; must experience such unspeakable pleasure, as is entirely unknown to those who perceive peevishness and discord reigning amongst their offspring. Attested by Miss S. and I. Hebard.

Other good THEMES were sent by
Miss Lathem, Miss Willerton, and Miss Green,

all of Spalding Seminary. Attested by Miss S. and I. Hebard.

ARTICLE XII.

QUESTION I.

Answered by Masters Atkin, Sheffield Academy; J. Bramall, Lingarswood; Richard Nicholson, Horsforth; and S. Stead, Farnley.

In the triangle ABC, (which any one may easily make) let AD= DB=20, AC = 30 and CD = 25; then (Hutton's Geom. 38) CB’ = Q ADP + QDC – AC=1150 ; therefore BC =V1150 = 33.9116; and now having the three sides given, the area is found = 496.068 = 49a. 2r. 17 p. Again, by Master J. Lamb, Townhead Academy,

Rochdale. Put BC = x then x2 + 30o = (20% + 252) x 2, and

= (2050 — 900) = 33.91165 ; whence the three „sides are given to find the area = 196.07 = 49a. 2r. 17p.

It was answered also by Master Macann, Lutton; Master Burnell, Master Wheatley, and Master Beverley, of Wortlery Academy; Master J. Wadsley, Surfleet Academy; Master W. Harrison, Burton Pidsea ; and Master Hamer, Liverpool.

QUESTION 2. Answered by Master Bramall, Lingarswood, near

Huddersfield. If a square be inscribed in a circle, the diameter will be the diagonal, but if circumscribed, the diameter will be the side; therefore, the ratio will be the same as the square of the side to the diagonal, which is always as 1 to 2.

Otherwise by Master J. Lamb. Let the side of the inscribed square = 1, then the sum of the squares of the two sides is = 2, which is = the area of the circumscribing square; hence their proportion is as 2 : 1.

This question was answered, also, by all those young gentlemen who answered the first question.

QUESTION 3. Answered by Master 1. Bramall and Master J. Lamb.

GENERAL RULE. Multiply all the prime numbers, and the roots of such as are square or cube numbers continually; the product less one will be the number required.--| Vyse's Arith.)

Thus, (2 X 3 X 4) -1511, the number sought. Again, by Master Atkin, Master W. Harrison, Master

Macann, Master Nicholson, and Master Wadsley. Let z be the number, then someone and med must be whole numbers ;, put some =p, then, r = 2P +1; substitute this for x in the second, and 3р 2р-1

= wh=P+1=q; or p= 39 -

3

691 1, and x =69

or 9-1+

4 29 =wh or wh or q= =r; whence q=%r, let 7 1, then q=2, p=5 and x = 11.

3 :

wh, but

3

3

-3

- 1, also

4

29 4

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