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His unwearied diligence in doing good. Acts, s.-38.
Humility and lowliness of mind. Mat. xi.-29. The unblameableness and inoffensiveness of his life and
in actions. Mat. xix.-27, .
His eminent self-denia). Phil. ii.-7, 8. Contentment in a low and mean condition. Luke, ix.-58.
, Phil. iv.-11. Frequent performance of the duty of private prayer, Luke,
vi.-12. Mark, i.--35. His affectionate performance of the duty of praise and .. thanksgiving. Mat. xi.-25. John, xi 41. Compassion towards those who were miserable and in i
distress. Mat. xx.-34. Spiritual, entertaining, and useful discourse. Luke, xiv. 7. : XXIV.-13. :
. Free, familiar, sociable behaviour, Mat.xi. 19. Luke, v. 29. Patience under sufferings and reproaches. I. Peter; ii. 21, 22. · !! .Readiness to forgive injuries. Luke, xxii.-34. . Laying to heart the sins as well as sufferings of others.
2. .. ; Mark, iii.-5. . 1. Zeal for the public worship of God. John, ii.-17.
Glorifying his father in all he did. John, xvii.-4.
· Impartiality in reproving sin. Mat. xxii.-23. Universal obedience to his father's will, and cheerful sub- .
mission to his father's pleasure. Mat. xxvi.-29. Laws and practice of universal holiness, in heart and life.
+ Luke, iv.-34. Keep thine eye on this model in every action of thy life; it will give thee more comfort and joy in the end than volumes of other reading, or all the pleasures the earth can furnish.
In contemplating the life of our Saviour, and the rules of behaviour which he has taught, thou wilt find such hope and joy spring up in thy breast, as will banish all false apprehensions. Whatever thy lot may be, this will prévent thy falling into the blindness of superstition, the frenzy of enthusiasm, or the deplorable sighs of melancholy. +
: The Progress of Genius
FROM OBSCURE AND LOW SITUATIONS, TO EMINENCE AND
- CELEBRITY. “Genius is that gift of God which learning cannot confer, which
no disadvantages of birtb or education can wholly obscure."
CAPTAIN JAMES COOK, GREAT BRITAINS's most celebrated circumnavigator, was at one time cabin-boy to a collier. In the year 1755 he entered as a seaman in the navy, where, by his sobriety and diligence, he soon endeared himself to his officers, and afterwards rose by his merit to the very distinguished post of commander in various expeditions fitted out for discovery. He was chosen a member of the Royal Society, who also awarded to him the gold medal, in consequence of the excellent means he adopted for preserving the health and comfort of his crew.
In one of his expeditions this great man lost his life, in an aflray with the natives of one of the Sandwich Islands; but his many useful public services will make his name for ever revered by his countrymen, while his untimely fate, in being cut off in the midst of his valuable discoveries, will be matter of universal lamentation and regret. :
Th’advent'rous sage, who undismay'd ..
Oft ventur'd o'er an unknown main,
Is by a rude barbarian slain.
New wonders open to his eyes :
NICOLAS DE CUSA, . ! Was born of very indigent parents, who could not afford him any education; but SELF TAUGHT, he advanced himself to the dignities of a Cardinal and Bishop, and was eminent in his day as a divine, a lawyer, a philosopher, and a geometrician. He died in 1464, and teft many excellent works behind bím... , ......4
POTATOES. A GENTLEMAN near Renfrew, has prosecuted an experi, A ment on the effect of pulling the flowers or blossoms from the Potatoes, with great care and attention, in fields of two acres, each year, by taking alternate portions of equal area in the came field; pulling the blossoms from some of those divisions, and leaving others to ripen the seed ; attending in the Autumn, when the Potatoes were taking up, and measuring the produce with great care, he uniformly found the quantity increase 10 or 15 per cent, where the blossoms were taken off, besides there being very few small Potatoes in the field. He also found the quality much improved in consequence of the crop ripening sooner than usual, and therefore not affected by the frosts, which often set in so early that the growth of the Potatoe is completely checked before it arrives at maturity: he has continued the practice for the last five or six years, on fields from four to nine acres, and considered the experiment worth prosecuting to any extent: the expence about 3s. per acre, and done by, children from ten to twelve years of age.
- Remedy for Frost-bitten Potatoes. FROST-BITTEN POTATOES, and all other vegetables,
as fruit, &c. are restored to their natural taste and flavour by being steeped in cold water twelve hours before they are boiled. Potatoes are also preserved from decay in the latter season by being dried on a kiln, or any other convenient way.
Economy in feeding Calves. FROM experience it is now perfectly understood by some 1. breeders, that calves suckled upon churned milk, thrive equally well by giving about one-third more, by which all the
butter is saved for the market, and there has never been an • instance of the calves brought up in this way, either taking
the diseases of livercrook or mortification. Inverness Journal.
USEFUL INFORMATION. :
PLACES OF THE GREATEST SAFETY IN THUNDER
STORMS. IN case a thunder-storm were to happen while a person is in
a house not furnished with a proper conductor, it is advisable not to stand near places where there is any metal, ag chimnies, gilt frames, iron casements, or the like : but to go into the middle of a room, and endeavour to stand or sit upon the best non-conductor that can be found at hand, as an old | chair, stool, &c. “ It is still safer (says Dr FRANKLIN) to bring two or three matrasses or beds into the middle of the room, and folding them up double, put the chair upon them; for, they not being so good conductors as the walls, the lightning will not choose an interrupted course through the air of the room and the bedding, when it can go through a continued' and better conductor, the wall. Dr PRIESTLY observes, that the place of most absolute safety must be the cellar, and especially the middle of it ; for when a person is lower than the surface of the earth, the lightning must strike the earth before it can possibly reach him. But where it can 'be had, a hammock or swinging bed, suspended by silk cords equally distant from the walls on every side, and from the ceiling and floor above and below, affords the safest situation a person can have in any room whatever, and what indeed may be deemed quite free from danger of any stroke by lightning.
If a storm happens whilst a person is in the open fields, and far from any building, the best thing he can do is to retire within a small distance of the highest tree or trees he can get at; be must by no means go quite near them, but should stop at about fifteen or twenty feet from their qutermost branches ; for if the lightning should fall thereabout, it will very probably strike the trees and in case a tree was to be split, he is safe enough at that distance from it: Besides, according to the repeated observations of SIGNIOR BECCABIA, the lightning by no means descends in one undivided track, bút bodies of various kinds conduct their share of it at the same time, in proportion to their quantity and conducting power.
Work to be done in the Cottager's Garden in August SOW Cabbages and all kinds of Greens, to stand through the winter. Plant more Brocoli, Cabbages, and Greens. If any seeds were omitted last month finish now. Gather Opions, Garlic, &c.
AND · THE FALL OF MANKIND.... " Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? « declare, if thou hast understunding." Job xxxvii. 4.
W HEN all the space creation fills .
W Was but an empty void,
Were fix'd in their abode.
Ere time its course began;
With praises, where was Man?
The earth at once was made.
As soon's the word was said. , .
· Were measured with a span,
Without the aid of Man.
Creation thus begun,
Before he made the sun.
· With every plant it hears.