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Dedication

ONE weary night, when years went by,
I plied my loom with tear and sigh,

In grief unnamed, untold ;
But when at last the morning light
Broke on my vision, pure and bright

There gleamed a cloth of gold.
And now I never lose my trust,
Weave as I may, — and weave I must, -

That God doth hold the thread.
He guides my shuttle on its way,
He makes complete my task each day :
What more, then, can be said?

CLARA JESSUP MOORE.
How much grows everywhere, if we do but wait! Through the swamps
one will shape causeways, and force purifying drains. Not a difficulty but
can transfigure itself into a triumph ; not even a deformity but, if our own
soul have imprinted worth on it, will grow dear to us.— CARLYLE.

“IF God is infinitely good and wise, and his providence reigns over all, even to the minutest things of life, will he not control the results of blindness and ignorance, of self-will and selfishness, nay, even of evil purpose, so that no lasting evil shall be wrought? Thus, they through whose agency we suffer tribulation become our ministers of blessing."

"IF, as Robertson said, all the wine of life is poisoned by the introduction in friendship of disloyalty, how must it be when disloyalty comes into family life, and one whom you have supposed to be as true to you as the needle to the pole, suddenly shows a deflection, failing you in a time of shipwreck? The agony, the despair, of that time is past description. Only he who has felt it can portray it."

“LET the moralist stoop to mercy, that balm of all souls that live;

For better than all forgetting is the wonderful word .forgive.'

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ETHICS has a wider field than is generally assigned to it. Beyond the conduct commonly approved or reprobated as right or wrong, it includes all conduct which furthers or hinders in either direct or indirect ways the welfare of self or others. - HERBERT SPENCER, Data of Ethics.

“It is now better understood than it once was, that education may modify, but never overrule, inherited defects. All nature, including human nature, is governed by immutable laws."

“Owing to the changes in social and industrial life which have crowded many women from the privacy of their homes into the arena of public life, girls should select their branch of labour, and train for it (as a boy trains for his work), if they wish to attain any degree of success. Such development, says the Bishop of Manchester, would make women better wives and mothers. The higher the education, the more is the usefulness and happiness of the individual promoted.”

A man does not make a bad husband because he has a profession. A woman who knows that in remaining single she does not leave herself without interest and occupation, will both double her chances of marriage and be able to judge calmly of an offer when it comes. — LADY GORE LANGTON.

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