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to have a proper respect for the opinions of others. The first of these maxims people rarely forget; the second they rarely remember. We should act differently, if we considered that the very rule which gives us a right to judge for ourselves, confers the same right on our opponents. When passion is called to that throne which reason alone should occupy, he immediately dismisses all the attendants of the lawful monarch. Impartial examination, cool judgment, candour, and good humour; and, with the assistance of his prime-minister, prejudice, settles all affairs, without adducing any good arguments in support of his opinions, or may be said against them. ing all with the broad seal

hearing what

Then, stamp

of pride, he

makes it known, that the conclusions thus formed are not to be revoked!

Mr. Locke says, "It is certainly a wrong

use of my understanding, to make it the rule and measure of another man's; an use which it is neither fitted for, nor capable of." It is, undoubtedly, a proof of want of sense to be angry with any one for seeing things in a different light from that in which we ourselves see them.

S. S. S.

LINES WRITTEN IN DEEP

AFFLICTION.

THROUGH seas of grief, and storms of

woe,

We seek a land of peace and love; Though sharp the conflict here below, 'Twill all be recompens'd above.

'Tis but awhile-the Lord will come,

And bid our tears and sorrows cease; Convey us to our wish'd-for home,

The Haven of eternal peace.

H

Though great we think our trials here,
When high the waves of trouble rise;
How little will they then appear,

When we look back from yonder skies.

To think on all the woes we've past,
Will but augment our joy the more;
As seamen smile upon the blast,
When safely landed on the shore.

H. B.

THE CONSERVATORY :

A true Anecdote,

BY MISS MITFORD.

"I WISH I knew how to make you happy, Caroline!" said the young and elegant Sir George Leslie, to his beautiful wife, who sat at his side, picking a carnation to pieces; whilst the gloom of discontent hung, like a cloud, over her fine features:

"I wish I knew what would please you f You married me, as I hope and believe, from honest preference. You have every thing that heart can desire: rank, riches, equipage, retinue, a princely mansion, a pearly wardrobe, all men to admire, all women to envy you! And you have," added he seriously, "that which is more valuable; and which I had hoped you would value more-an affectionate husband, an attached family, a happy home! And yet, there you sit, looking as wretched as a beggar under a hedge, without shelter, or food, or friend, in the wide world! What ails you, Caroline? Tell me, if there be any thing you wish, which it is in my power to procure for you!" continued Sir George, with affectionate earnestness. To which Lady Caroline, (for that unfortunate person happened to be an Earl's daughter,) replied only by a peevish

interjection, and an impatient throwing away of the poor carnation leaves. "What can make you so unhappy, Caroline?" pursued her kind husband; and that gracious personage replied: "Those peo

ple. I intended to be alone in the Conservatory to-night, enjoying the last new novel; and you have invited that tiresome aunt of your's, and her prosing daughters: I wonder you did not ask all the tediousness of the county to meet them. But I suppose that will happen soon." And so saying, Lady Caroline withdrew.

An accident-one of the accidents that frequently befel the excellent Mrs. Delmont, Sir George Leslie's admirable aunt, a call to visit the "house of mourning," rather than the "house of feasting"-prevented that lady from keeping her engagement at Eastland Park; and as she took care to give due notice of her being com

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