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Two of my girls-fine ones of course-consented to exert themselves in favour of the Guardian. Both of them went to work, as in all such cases we should do, in good earnest, and the result was that each obtained about half a dozen of new subscribers. This is the plain story, told in the shortest and plainest way; but every story has also its moral -its side stories, if I may so call them, which are not less important than the main story itself, and should by no means be passed over in silence. · What then are these side stories ? or, perhaps better, what have these poble-hearted girls done? If my impression is not wrong they have accomplished a three-fold work--and a good work.
In the first place, they have, by their noble act, fairly tested their moral courage, and given full proof of their capacity to do good, which I consider of immense importance. Young ladies, generally, are very diffident, and entertain but small hopes of being able to do good in the world. Indeed, the great majority of them are so distrustful of themselves, that, even where they would like to accomplish something nice, the task appears so hard that they instinctively shrink back from it and conclude that they cannot do what seems to them so desirable. This feeling of modesty is worthy of all praise ; and the Guardian, if I mistake not, seeks very earnestly to foster this rare and beautiful jewel in the female character. We do not, therefore blame young ladies for being modest. We rather admire this excellent trait in their character and bearing. We love to see young ladies modest and retired; only we do not wish them to be so to excess. What we mean by this, is, that we do not wish them to yield so far to this feeling as to render them faulty and neglectful of clear and palpable duties. The generous desire of doing good must lead them to bear up somewbat against the current of their feelings, and so discharge the duties which may at any time claim their attention. Now this, I believe, my two noble girls have done in the present case. They are both young, and modest to a virtue; but they are also brave, as is shown by what they have accomplished. They have tried their strength, and have met with encouraging success; and this success of their first effort will be to them a guarantee of success in any like enterprise hereafter. This is one of the good effects of their work; and is it not deserving of the highest regard ?
But, in the second place, three young ladies have rendered an interesting and important service to their youthful companions. They have prevailed on them to take a Monthly Magazine, which, every time it comes, will bring them reading matter of the best and most useful kind, and thus afford them infinite delight. How many a lonely hour will be spent, during the coming year, in reading those lessons of wisdom and of grace, which the Guardian, always faithful and true to its motto, will bring to their homes. If the person who plants a tree or even a shrub in the garden of another, deserves to be classed among the benefactors of our race and to be held in grateful remembrance, how much more is this honor due to such as kindly furnish a thoroughly religious maga. zine to a fellow pilgrim on life's perilous way, and so plant the seeds of eternal life in the soil of the virtuous heart! The Guardian thus put into a family, will be there like an angel of protection to the innocence of youth, and save the attentive, serious, and honest readers of its pages, from many a sinful snare, perilous temptation, and even from everlasting damnation! 0, who can estimate the service which these two Doblehearted girls have rendered to the dozen or more readers of the Guar: dian whom they have induced to subscribe for it! They have done a good work, for which they deserve the lasting gratitude of their youthful companions.
Finally, I must not forget to notice yet, very briefly. the service which my girls have rendered the Guardian itself. For ten years past this faithful messenger of peace has been out on its mission of mercy, with. out any pretensions except such as were fully warranted by the law of modesty. Nor has the Guardian often and clamorously asked for the co-operation of its friends, as is too much the fashion of papers and journals, now-a-days. It has indeed asked, from time to time, the aid of its friends, but always in a genteel and modest way. Great has been the service, which the Guardian has rendered the cause of truth and religion since it first made its appearance. Not only has the editor him. self been earnest, serious and industrious in ministering to the wants, spiritual and intellectual, of its readers ; but also many others; they are still engaged in the good cause, have aided him in this pleasant work; and some also who have gone to their long home, contributed their crumbs of the “bread of God” to feed the spiritual hungry soals, acd prepare them, thus, for their “re-union in Heaven," and the feast of the blessed in that eternal State to which they have already attained. How many a noble patron of the Guardian, and constant contributor to its pages, already in Heaven, looms up before my vision as I write these lines-this public tribute to their merits!
The Guardian richly deserves the patronage and co-operation of all the friends of God and of piety. It is engaged in a good and poble cause Its efforts have been and still are extensively blessed. Peace follows in its wake. “Life, Light, Love”-have constantly gleaned upon its pages; and all who encourage or aid its circulation, partici. pate in sending their blessed influences to the homes of its many readers. I am, therefore, heartily glad that my two noble girls have so generously aided in the circulation of the Guardian, and hope that many others, inspired by their example will be induced to go and do likevise ; and to each of such may there be an OLIVIAN wreath and ANGELIC bliss!
LOOK UP.—“Look up" thundred the captain of a vessel, as his boy grew giddy while gazing from the topmast.“ Look op !" the boy looked up, and and returned in safety. Young man, look up, and you will sacceed. Never look down and despair. Leave dangers uncared for, and push on. If you falter, you lose. Look up! Do right, and trust in God.
“GATHER UP THE FRAGMENTS THAT REMAIN, THAT NOTHING BE Lost."
A CURIOUS ANCIENT HYMN. | concerning the child Jesus, which began,
"In dulci jubilo.'” Dr. Alt farther tells BY THE EDITOR.
us that the production of this kind of
mixed poetry, can be traced back to the A very singular hymnological taste X century; and that as early as the prevailed in the XIV and XV centuries,
XIII century hymns of this kind for which indulged itself in composing and sacred use, and also songs of a social or singing mixed hymns, half Latin and
humorous character, are plentifully half German. These hymns were great
found. We have seen this “In dulci favorites with the people. As a speci
jubilo" in some old Hymn Books formen, we give-in the original Latin and
| merly in use in this country. German, with such a translation as we
I. have been able to make of the German and
THE ORIGINAL. Latin into English-the following Christ
In dulci jubilo mas Hymn, which was a great favorite;
Nu singet und seid froh, an honor which it deserves for its simpli
Aller uns T wonne city of style and beauty of sentiment.
Liegt in praesepio;
Sie leuchtet vor die sunne This hymn is attributed to Peter Dres
Matris in gremio, densis (properly Peter Faulfisch) who
Qui est à éto. died as teacher in Prague, A. D. 1440.
O Jesn parvule, In regard to this singular custom of
Nach dir ist mir so weh, rhyming German and Latin together in
Troeste mein Genuste,
O puer optine, the composition of hymns, some infor
Durch aller Jungfruun Guete, mation is furnished us by a remark made
O princeps gloriae, on this Christmas Hymn in the Hymn
Trahe me post Te. Book of Bopelius, 1682. It runs thus:
Mater et filia, “This Peter Dresdensis was the first one
O Jungfrau Maria,
Haettst du uns nicht erworben who attempted to introduce German
Coelorum gaudia, Hymns into the churches. But as this
So waern wir all verdorben was contrary to the custom of the Roman
Per nostra cremnina, church, he was not permitted to carry
Quanta gratia ! out his design. At length, after many
Ubi sunt gaudia?
Nirgend denn allda, solicitations, the Pope allowed him to go
Da die Engel singen So far as to compose and introduce
Nova cantica Hymns in which German and Latin
Mit ihren suesen Stimmen,
In regis curia. should be mixed. This he did, prepar
Eia, waern wir da ! ing a goodly number of the kind, of which some are still in use, as: “In
II. dulci jubilo,” and “Puer natus in Beth
TRANSLATION OF THE GERMAN. lehem, dess freuet sich Jerusalem.”
In dulci jubilo "This statement, however,” says Dr.
Now sing and lose your wo:
There your heart's best treasure Alt in his cultus, “modern researches
Lies in praesepio. have shown to be incorrect. For as
That glory none can measure, regards the hymn, 'In dulci jubilo,'
Matris in gremio,
Qui est A et 0.
0 Jesu parvule,
I long and sigh for Thee, hymn is much older--that it is men
Banish all my sadness tioned in a manuscript of the XIV cen
O puer optime, tury containing the life of Henry Suso,
By the Virgin's gladness,
O princeps gloriae, who died A. D. 1365, in which it is re
Trahe me post Te. lated that one day, to comfort him in his
Mater et falia, sufferings, celestial youths came to Suso,
( virgin Maria, one of whom sang a joyful little hymn
If thou hadst not found us
| penalties among editors take away the Guilt would now confound us,
just influence that every press should Per nostra crimina. Quanta gratia!
exercise in the community in which it
is established? .
To the questions embraced in this
proposition, we unhesitatingly return an Nova cantica,
All personal disputes, whether oral
or writtrn, are offences against proΙΙΙ.
priety, and injurious to the public man
ners; and they become more so, in proTRANSLATION OP BOTH LATIN AND GERMAN.
portion to the wider circulation and In songs of sweetest flow, Now sing, and lose your wo:
more permanent shape that are given to There your heart's best treasure
them by their appearance in print. Lies in a manger low;
With the private quarrels of editors, the
public have nothing to do; and they Lies the A and 0.
can never be justified, and rarely, if 0 Jesus, lovely boy!
ever, excused, in thrusting them under I sigh for Thee, my joy:
their notice. The habitual, or even ocBanish all my sadness
casional resort to personalities, whether O gwcetest, noblest boy, By the Virgin's gladness;
against each other, or against any indiO prince of glory, me,
viduals whose position in the commuDraw ever after Thee.
nity may render them subject to the Mother and daughter one,
censorship of the press, is degrading to If, through thy blessed Son,
the editor who indulges in them, and Thou had'st never found us Joy in heaven begun,
brings disgrace upon the profession at Guilt would now confound us
large. They are acceptable only to the We would be undone!
morbid appetite of vulgar and ignorant O what He has won!
minds, who delight in whatever tends to Where else such joy- say?
cast reproach upon the names, or to deYonder, far, far away,
fame the character of their fellow-men. Where angelic voices Chant the heavenly lay:
The personalities of the press waken Where their host rejoices
and destroy its just influence, as the In the brightest day.
disseminator of general information, and 0, to join their lay!
the exponent of political principles, by
converting it into a mere vehicle for the WORTHY OF ALL ACCEPTATIOX.
utterance of private prejudices, dislikes, The most interesting and important | hatreds and resentments. They can be business transacted at the late conven- | avoided, and it should be one of the first tion of editors, was the adoption of a duties of this Editorial Union to require report made by Mr. Getz, from a com | of its members a pledge to abstain from mittee appointed at the last meeting of and abandon them. If we wish to comthe Union to consider certain proposi- | mand the respect of those who look to tions. Among these was the proposi us as public instructors, so to speak, we tion in regard to the personalities of must first learn and determine to respect the press." What a blessing to the land ourselves, and this we can never do would it be if the principles adopted on while we permit ourselves to be turned this subject would be put into universal | from our proper sphere of duty, to enpractice. The action passed is worthy of | gage in the debasing work of personal being printed in every paper in the land | controversy. in letters of gold, and worth more than the gain of much fine gold” should all editors value them. Here is the report:
A LITTLE SECRET SLIPPED OUT. ON THE PERSONALITIES OF THE PRESS. At a late convention of editors a re-We assume that the profession is de port was presented by a committee apgraded and the public injured, by the pointed for that purpose on the question frequent personalities indulged in by the as to what matter ought to be published press, particularly when leveled at each gratuituously, and what should be paid other. Can they not be avoided in the for? Among other things the commitmain, with decided advantage to the tee says: “Recommendations of candicause advocated? Do not opprobrious 'dates for office, BEING MOSTLY WRITTEN
BY THE CANDIDATE HIMSELF, OR AT HIS | for the future, steals over the spiritINSTANCE, come within this class of com- and this is the Saturday evening feeling. munications, and should be subject to the same treatment." Modest! Wonder whether Washing
SOLEMN AND GOOD ADVICE. ton wrote his own recommendations !
A murderer who was lately executed We have long known that politics have
in Delaware, closes his confession with assumed such form that, in general, men
these words: “I beg leave to say to my seek the office, instead of letting the friends and associates, beware of lageroffice seek them; but we have all along beer saloons and strong drink. been too innocent to believe that candi It weakens the mind, spoils the momory;
Hastens on age and willful poverty; dates wrote their own recommendations.
Drowns thy name, and makes thy better part We have not the least hesitation in say To foes a laughter, and to thy friends a shame." ing that a man who can condescend to
| It was in a lager-beer saloon that the that, by that fact, declares himself un
murder was committed, though he had worthy of the office he seeks. We hope
no malice against the person with whom there are many exceptions to the rule,
he entered and whom he killed. He by this editorial convention declared to
drowned his heart and brain in lagerbe general. If what is here said he true,
then came the fearful deed which and we bave no reason to doubt it after
brought him to the gallows. How wise 80 explicit an avowal, there is good
the admonition to avoid the beginning ground for the remark of Rev. Henry
of evil. Ward Beecher, that what ails the Union is that it has swallowed too many poli
A NOBLE SENTIMENT. ticians, and not being able to digest them, they lie heavy on its stomach and
When Socrates was accused before make it sick. We would regard the the Athenians by Melitus and Anytus, kind referred to as particularly hard to
in making his defence, he said: "Be digest!
well assured, if you put me to death, being such a man as I say I am, you
will not injure me more than yourselves. SATURDAY EVENING.
For neither will Melitus nor Anytus There is a feeling with which all per
harm me; nor have they the power, for
I do not think that it is possible for a sons are acquainted by sweet experience,
better man to be injured by a worse.” but which we cannot describe except by calling it the Saturday evening feeling. It comes over soul and body as the quiet
LATE TO CHURCH. foreshadowing of a blessed rest. Work A pious old lady who always went to is done! There is an ebbing of ener-Tchurch early was asked why she did gies. The stress of earnest concern is so; she replied: “It is part of my relitaken from limbs and faculties. There gion not to interrupt and disturb the is a coming home of thoughts that were religion of others." Are there not some out, as Noah's weary dove came back to | you wot of, kind reader, who ought to the ark. Six days of labor are past. embody this as an item of their religion. As over all creation, so over all our worn down energies, comes the power of the
“ DAISIES." words which we do not understand but feel: “God rested.” There seems to be
BY C. H. WEBB. an influence, wider, broader, deeper than our own individual life, which whispers
OUR Lillie loved the Spring flowers,
And often told their praises ; to the very heart of our cares: Rest! She loved the early blossoms, And behold this is the preparation, for
But most of all the daisies;
And when the twilight shadows the Sabbath draweth near. This Sat
Came with the silent hours, urday evening feeling is the prophesy She prayed to leave her cradle, of it, which gives us a foretaste of its
And slumbr with the flowers. peace, before its fulfillment. How inter
We pressed her eyelids gently,
And hushed the little lisper ; esting is this point of time! Looking
But the wish was beard in heaven, back on labors past, and looking for
And the angels caught the whisper: ward to a rest to come, a lovely unde
So when the wondering sunbeams
Were lost in leafy mazes, fined feeling made up of gratitude for
We laid our little Lillie the past, peace in the present, and hope | To sleep among the daisies.