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SENTIMENTS FOR ALBUMS.

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Be noble in every thought

He who is false to present duty breaks a And in every deed!

thread in the loom, and will find the

flaw when he may have forgotten its May the chains of friendship formed by the

links which are dropped here, serve to unite you more closely in spirit with the Guard well thy thoughts; our thoughts are friends who have worked it. May each

heard in heaven. link be brought to a white heat in the fires of Love; and, forged on the The mould of a man's fortune is in his own anvils of Truth, may they be strong as

hands. iron, yet light as air ; keeping you bravely to the duties of Life. And when We may write our names in Albums, the chain of human bondage shall be We may trace them in the sand; broken, may they become flowers of We may chisel them in marble, eternal brightness in the gardens from With a firm and skillsul hand : whence cometh exceeding peace.

But the pages soon are sullied,

Soon each name will fade away; Our lives are albums, written through

Every monument will crumble, With good or ill—with false or true

Like all earthly hopes, decay. And, as the blessed angels turn

But, dear friend, there is an Album, The pages of our years,

Full of leaves of snowy white, God grant they read the good with smiles, Where no name is ever tarnished, And blot the bad with tears.

But forever pure and bright.

In that Book of life, God's Album, May there be just clouds enough o'er your life

May your name be penned with care :

And may all who here have written, to cause a glorious sunset.

Have their names forever there. I pray the prayer of Plato old ;

Every person is responsible for all the good God make thee beautiful within ;

within the scope of his abilities, and for And let thine eye the good behold

no more, and none can tell whose sphere In everything, save sin.

is the largest.

Honor is the hill which few may hope to

climb;
Duty is the path that all

may

tread.

Methinks long years have flown,

And, sitting in her old arm-chair,

has older grown.

With silver sprinkled in her hair, Her album thus she holds,

And turns its many pages o'er,
And wonders if it still contains

The memories of yore.
As o'er these pages thus she runs,

With many a sigh and kiss,
Then suddenly she stops and says,

" Who could have written this?"

Greatly begin! though thou have time
But for a line, be that sublime-
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

I ask not a life for the dear one
All sunshine, as others have done,
But that life may have just enough shadow
To temper the glare of the sun.

Get thy spindle and thy distaff ready, and I everywhere am thinking
God will send thee flax.

Of thy blue eyes' sweet smile ;

A sea of blue thoughts spreading Every one is the son of his own works. Over my heart the while.

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GEMS FOR THE FIRESIDE.

Be what nature intended you for and you will Honor and shame from no condition rise;

succeed, be anything else and you will Act well your part, there all the honor lies. be ten thousand times worse than nothing.

Don't be “consistent,” but be simply true. Our acts make or mar us, -We are the children of our own deeds.

Let your life be like a snowflake, which

leaves a mark, but not a stain. Victory belongs to the most persevering.

| May the hinges of our Friendship never rust. Let us, then, be what we are, and speak what Devote each day to the object then in time, we think, and in all things

and every evening will find something Keep ourselves loyal to truth, and the sacred

done.
professions of friendship.

Be great in act, as you have been in thought
Earth, then heaven,
But friendship through all.

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes

not back again; wisely improve the All may do what has by man been done.

present,—it is thine; go forth to meet

the shadowy future without fear, and No sun ever rose and set but had influence

with a manly heart. somewhere. No stream ever flowed seaward but some land

How often is our path was gladdened.

Crossed by some being whose bright spirit No life can be pure in its purpose and strong sheds

in its strife, and all life not be purer A passing gladness o'er it; but whose course and stronger thereby.

Leads down another current, never more

To blend with ours ! yet far within our soul As we sail through life towards death, Amidst the rushing of the busy world, Bound unto the same port-Heaven,

Dwells many a secret thought, which lingers Friend, what years could us divide ?

still

Around that image. I wish you all the joy that you can wish.

Truth is as impossible to be soiled by any Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who outward touch as the sunbeam.

offer you friendship Let me be ever the first, the truest, the near- / When to the flowers so beautiful est and dearest!

The Father gave a name,

Back came a little blue-eyed one Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the (All timidly it came),

And standing at its Father's feet

And gazing in His face Moderation is the silken string running It said, in low and trembling ton through the pearl-chain of all virtues. Dear God, the name thou gavest me,

Alas! I have forgot," The only amaranthine flower on earth

Kindly the Father looked him down Is virtue: the only lasting treasure, truth. And said: Forget-me-not.

soul.

es:

Truth in the end shall shine divinely clear. He who is firm in will mou
But sad the darkness till those times appear.! himself.

He who is firm in will moulds the world to

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A CHILD'S DREAM OF A STAR .
ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN.
AFRICAN HOSPITALITY
A GLASS OF COLD WATER .
A HUSBAND'S EXPERIENCE IN COOKING .
A MARINER'S DESCRIPTION OF A PIANO.
A Patriot's LAST APPEAL.
ARCTIC LIFE. ..
ARTEMUS WARD AT SHAKSPEARE'S TOMB..
ARTEMUS WARD VISITS THE SHAKERS .
A TIME OF UNEXAMPLED PROSPERITY
Baltus VAN TASSEL's Farm ..
'BIAH CATACART'S PROPOSAL
BOOK-BUYERS. ..
Buck FANSHAW's FUNERAL .
BURKE ON THE DEATH OF HIS SON
BUYING GAPE-SEED,..
CATCHING THE MORNING TRAIN .
CAUGHT IN THE MAELSTROM .
CAUGHT IN THE QUICKSAND .
CHARITY DINNER, THE .
CHILDREN OF THE DESERT .
CLOCK WORK OF THE SKIES
COMING OF THANKSGIVING .

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George Croly. J. A. Froude . Daniel Webster . Edward Irving : Charles Dickens . Charles Dickens. Henry Ward Beecher Abraham Lincoln . J. A. Wylie Anonymous. Selections .. Edgar A. Poe. T. De Witt Talmage . Charles Dickens. Frederick Cozzens . Mark Twain. Thomas De Quincey. Anonymous.. Elisha Kent Kane .. Benjamin Franklin John Milton. George Washington Victor Hugo . Selections. Walter Savage Landor Mrs. J. H. Riddell James A. Garfield. Anonymous T. De Witt Talmage. Anonymous William C. Prime . Benjamin Disraeli .. Anonymous .. George W. Curtis . T. B. Macaulay J. B. Massillon

John Ruskin. . Dr. George Berkeley

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Loss OF THE ABOTIO

Henry Ward Beecher .
MAKING LOVE IN A BALLOON

Litchheld Moseley
MANIFEST DESTINY ....

Josh Billings .
MEDITATION AT AN INFANT'S TOMB .

James Hervey
Milton.

T. B. Macaulay
MORALITY OF ANGLING .

William C. Prime.
MORNING .

Edward Everett ..
MOTHER'S VACANT CHAIR .

T. De Witt Talmage.
MOUNTAINS . .

Mary Howitt.
MOUSE-HUNTING .

B. P. Shillaber .
MR. PICKWICK IN A DILEMMA .

Charles Dickens ,
MR. PICKWICK IN THE WRONG Room .

Charles Dickens.
MRS. CAUDLE NEEDS SPRING CLOTHING . Douglas Jerrold ..
MRS. CAUDLE'S LECTURE ON SHIRT BUTTONS . Douglas Jerrold.
MR. STIVER's HORSE.

J. M. Bailey
MY MOTHER's Bible.

Anonymous
New ENGLAND..

S. S. Prentiss.
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY LEAVES DOTHEBOY'S HALL Charles Dickens .
NOTCH OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, THE. Timothy Dwight
OLD COACHING DAYS .

John Poole .
ORGAN OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Washington Irving ..
OUR DEBT TO IRVING .

Charles Dudley Warner .
PAUPER'S FUNERAL, THE.

Charles Dickens .
PILGRIM FATHERS, THE

Edward Everett ..
Pip's Fight.

Charles Dickens .
PLEDGE WITH WINE

Anonymous
POETRY AND MYSTERY OF THE SEA

Dr. Greenwood .
POLITICAL AGITATION ..

Wendell Phillips. .
PRAISE OF THE SEA ..

Samuel Purchas .
PROGRESS OF HUMANITY,

Charles Sumner.
PULPIT ORATORY.

Daniel Dougherty
PURITANS, THE .

T. B. Macaulay.
REBECCA DESCRIBES TIE SIEGE TO IVANIOE . . Sir Walter Scott .
RECOLLECTIONS OF MY CHRISTMAS TREE . Charles Dickens .
REGULUS TO THE ROMAN SENATE.

Anonymous ..
REST OF THE JUST, THE.

Richard Baxter .
RETRIBUTION

Abraham Lincoln .
ROME AND CARTHAGE

Victor Hugo
RUINED COTTAGE, THE

Mrs. Letitia E. Maclean.
RURAL LIFE IN ENGLAND.

Washington Irving.
Sam WELLER'S VALENTINE

· Charles Dickens .
SCENE AT NIAGARA FALLS .

Charles Tarson .
SCHOOLING A HUSBAND .

Anonymous
SEA-SHORE AND MOUNTAINS

Oliver Wendell Holmes .
SELF-RELIANCE

Ralph Waldo Emerson
SELLING A Coat .

Anonymous.
SEWING ON A BUTTON .

J. M. Bailey
SHOOTING PORPOISES

1. De Witt Talmage .

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