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“ A hem of Joseph's garment; although it would appear, by the confes. “ A feather of the Holy Ghost ;
sions of some of those respectable persons, “ A finger of the Holy Ghost; that instances have occurred of their • A feather of the angel Gabriel ; failure, but that they always recovered “ A finger of a cherubim;
their virtue, when,' as Galbert, a monk “ The water-pots used at the marriage of Marchiennes, informs us, they were in Galilee;
flogged with rods, &c.!'"* “ The slippers of the antediluvian Enoch;
“ The face of a seraphim, with only part of the nose; “ The 'snout' of a seraphim, thought to
Doubtful Poppy. Papaver dubium.
Dedicated to St. Silverius. have belonged to the preceding ; . “ The coal that broiled St. Lawrence;
“ The square buckler, lined with red velvet,' and the short sword of St
June 21. Michael;
St. Aloysius, or Lewis Gonzaga, A. D. “ A phial of the sweat of St. Michael,'
1591. St. Ralph, Abp. of Bourges, when he contended with Satan;
A. D. 866. St. Meen, in Latin, Me“ Some of the rays of the star that ap
vennus, also Melanus, Abbot in Britanny, peared to the Magi; with innumerable
about A. D. 617. St. Aaron, Abbot in others, not quite consistent with decency
Britanny, 6th Cent. St. Eusebius, to be here described.
Bp. of Samosata, A. D. 379 or 380. St. “The miracles wrought by these and
Leufredus, in French, Leufroi, Abbot, other such precious remains, have been
A. D. 738 enlarged upon by writers, whose testimony, aided by the protecting care of the inquisition, no one durst openly dispute
* Brady's Clavis. who was not of the holy brotherhood ;'
Summer Morning and Evening.
Viper's Buglos. Echium vulgare.
Dedicated to St. Aloysius
Joyously smiling in high lustihood,
For rest or labour, in town, field, or wood;
Of varied herbage, corn, cool fruits, and flowers,
To fill our homesteads, and to deck our bowers;
By recreation; or, by ready hand,
And so, invigorating all the land,
Cometh the plenteous Summer-full of good. " How beautiful is summer," says the ing whisper gently through the leaves, elegant author of Sylvan Sketches, a which reflect the liquid light of the inoon volume that may be regarded as
when she is seensequel to the Flora Domestica, from
“ lifting her silver rim the hand of the same lady.—“How beau- Above a cloud, and with a gradual swim tiful is summer! the trees are heavy with Coming into the blue with all her light." fruit and foliage; the sun is bright and cheering in the morning; the shade of On page 337 of the present work, there broad and leafy boughs is refreshing at is the spring dress of our ancestors in the noon; and the calm breezes of the even- fourteenth century, from an illumination
in a manuscript copied by Strutt. From holding up its hands.—“ Very good,” the same illumination, their summer dress replied the pendulum : “it is vastly easy in that age is here represented.
for you, Mistress Dial, who have always, as every body knows, set yourself up above me,-it is vastly easy for you, I say, to accuse other people of laziness! You, who have had nothing to do all the days of your life but to stare people in the face, and to amuse yourself with watching all that goes on in the kitchen! Think, I beseech you, how you would like to be shut up for life in this dark closet, and to wag backwards and forwards, year after year, and do.”—“As to that,” said the diel, · Is there not a window in your house, on purpose for you to look through ?"
“For all that,” resumed the pendulum,
“it is very dark here : and, although there No day is disadvantageous to an agree- is a window, I dare not stop, even for an able thought or two upon “ Time;" and the instant, to look out at it. Besides, I am present, being the longest day, is selected really tired of my way of life ; and, if you for submitting to perusal a very pleasant wish, I'll tell you how I took this disgust little apologue from a miscellany ad- at my employment. I happened this dressed to the young. The object of the morning to be calculating how many writer was evidently to do good, and it times I should have to tick in the course is hoped that its insertion here, in further-only of the next twenty-four hours: perhaps ance of the purpose, may not be less some of you above there can give me the pleasing to the editor who first introduced exact sum." it to the public eye, than it will be found
The minute hand, being quick at figures, by the readers of the Every-Day Book. presently replied, “ Eighty-six thousand This is the tale.
four hundred times.
“ Exactly so,” replied the pendulum; THE DISCONTENTED PENDULUM.
well, I appeal to you all, if the very An old clock, that had stood for fifty thought of this was not enough to fatigue years in a farmer's kitchen, without giving one ; and when I began to multiply the its owner any cause of complaint, early strokes of one day by those of months and one summer's morning, before the family years, really it is no wonder if I felt diswas stirring, suddenly stopped. couraged at the prospect; so, after a great
Upon this, the dial-plate (if we may deal of reasoning and hesitation, thinks I credit the fable,) changed countenance with to myself, I'll stop.” alarm; the hands made a vain effort to The dial could scarcely keep its countecontinue their course; the wheels remain- nance during this harangue; but, resumed motionless with surprise; the weights ing its gravity, thus replied :hung speechless; each member felt dis- « Dear Mr. Pendulum, I am really posed to lay the blame on the others. At astonished that such a useful, industrious length the dial instituted a formal inquiry person as yourself should have been overas to the cause of the stagnation, when come by this sudden notion. It is true hands, wheels, weights, with one voice you have done a great deal of work in protested their innocence. But now a your time; so have we all, and are likely faint tick was heard below from the pen- to do; which, although it may fatigue us dulum, who thus spoke :
to think of, the question is, whether it will “ I confess myself to be the sole cause fatigue us to do. Would you now do me of the present stoppage; and I am willing, the favour to give about half a dozen for the general satisfaction, to assign my strokes, to illustrate my argument?"
The truth is, that I am tired of The pendulum complied, and ticker! ticking." Upon hearing this, the old six times at its usual pace.-" Now," reciock became so enraged, that it was on sumed the dial, “may I be allowed to the very point of striking.
inquire, if that exertion was at all fa “ Lazy wire !” exclaimed the dial-plate, tiguing or disagreeable to you ?"
« Not in the least,” replied the pendu- could be borne, so can another, and anolum; “it is not of six strokes that I com- ther. plain, nor of sixty, but of millions." Even in looking forward to a single
“ Very good,” replied the dial; “ but day, the spirit may sometimes faint from recollect, that though you may think of a an anticipation of the duties, the labours, million strokes in an instant, you are re- the trials to temper and patience that may quired to erecute but one; and that, be expected. Now, this is unjustly layhowever often you may hereafter have to ing the burthen of many thousand moswing, a momeut will always be given ments upon one. Let any one resolve you to swing in."
always to do right now, leaving then to “ That consideration staggers me, I do as it can; and if he were to live to the confess," said the pendulum. “ Then I age of Methusalem, he would never do hope," resumed the dial-plate, "we shall wrong. But the common error is to reall immediately return to our duty; for solve to act right after breakfast, or after the maids will lie in bed till noon, if we dinner, or to-morrow morning, or next stand idling thus.”
time ; but now, just now, this once, we Upon this the weights, who had never must go on the same as ever. been accused of light conduct, used all It is easy, for instance, for the most their influence in urging him to proceed; ill-tempered person to resolve, that the when, as with one consent, the wheels next time he is provoked he will not let began to turn, the hand began to move, his temper overcome him; but the victory the penduium began to swing, and, to its would be to subdue temper on the present credit, ticked as loud as ever; while a provocation. If, without taking up the red beam of the rising sun, that streamed burthen of the future, we would always through a hole in the kitchen shutter, shin- make the single effort at the present ing full upon the dial-plate, it brightened moment, while there would, at any time, up as if nothing had been the matter. be very little to do, yet, by this simple
When the farmer came down to break- process continued, every thing would at fast that morning, upon looking at the last be done. clock, he declared that his watch had It seems easier to do right to-morrow gained half-an-hour in the night.
than to-day, merely because we forget, that when to-morrow comes, then will be now. Thus life passes with many, in re
solutions for the future, which the preA celebrated modern writer says, "take sent never fulfils. care of the minutes, and the hours will It is not thus with those, who, “ by patake care of themselves.” This is an ad- tient continuance in well-doing, seek for mirable remark, and might be very sea- glory, honour, and immortality :" day by sonably recollected when we begin to be day, minute by minute, they execute the " weary in well-doing,” from the thought appointed task to which the requisite meaof having much to do. The present mo- sure of time and strength is proportioned : ment is all we have to do with in any and thus, having worked while it was sense; the past is irrecoverable; the fu- called day, they at length rest from their ture is uncertain; nor is it fair to burthen labours, and their “ works follow them.” one moment with the weight of the next. Let us then, “whatever our hands find Sufficient unto the moment is the trouble to do, do it with all our might, recollectthereof. If we had to walk a hundred ing that now is the proper and accepted miles, we should still have to set but one time."* step at a time, and this process continued would infallibly bring us to our journey's
June 22. end. Fatigue generally begins, and is always increased, by calculating in a St Paulinus, Bp. of Nola, A.D. 431. minute the exertion of hours.
Alban, Proto-Martyr of Britain, a.d. Thus, in looking forward to future life, 303. let us recollect that we have not to sus
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The following singular advertisement, moment comes laden with its own little appeared in the “ Connecticut Courani,"
of June 2, 1784. burthens, then flies, and is succeeded by another go heavier than the last; if one * From the Youth's Magazine, fer Norcmber, 1814.
St. FLORAL DIRECTORY
Take NOTICE, DEBTORS For Newspapers to the Subscriber. This is the last time of asking in this Canterbury Bells. Campanula Medium. way; all those who settle their accounts
Dedicated to St. Paulinus. by the 18th of June, instant, will have the thanks of their humble servant ; and those that neglect, will find their accounts in the hands of some person, who will
June 23, collect them in a more fashionable way, St Etheldreda, or Audry, A.D. 679. St. but more expensive. James JOHNSON.
Mary of Oignies, a.d. 1213.
Midsummer's the Bonäre. This engraving represents a rejoicing Before, however, particularizing any of formerly common to this season; it is these celebrations, it may be worth while from a French print, inscribed “ Le Feu to notice the following practice, which is de St. Jean Mariette er."
still maintained. The summer solstice has been celebrat- Midsummer Eve, in Ireland. ed throughout all ages by the lighting up At Stoole, near Downpatrick, in the of fires, and hence on “St. John's eve," or north of Ireland, there is a ceremony, the vigil of the festival of St. John the commencing at twelve o'clock at night on Baptist, there have been popular cere- every Midsummer-eve.--Its sacred mount inonials of this kind from the earliest is consecrated to St. Patrick: the plain times of the Romish church to the present. contains three wells, to which the inost